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Misdiagnosis Leads to Wrong Course of Treatment

Hospital errors are the eighth leading cause of death, with misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose as the two of the most common types of medical malpractice cases. Misdiagnosis can lead to a course of treatment that is inappropriate, and even dangerous.

A 52-year-old woman underwent almost a year of chemotherapy after being wrongly diagnosed with breast cancer. According to the lawsuit, the wife, and mother of two, found a lump on her left breast in February 2010. Although it a benign tumor, her doctor misread the pathology report. It was not until another biopsy was done in January 2011 that the error was revealed. A jury awarded the woman $650,000 in damages.

Whatever the root cause, medical misdiagnosis can have far reaching implications for those affected and their families. If you have suffered a catastrophic personal injury or have lost a family member due to a doctor, hospital or other medical provider’s failure to follow basic standards of care, you, should not be paying for the doctor’s mistakes or negligence. If you or a loved one is living with the consequences of a doctor error or misdiagnosis, it is important to contact an experienced attorney who can protect your rights and get you the compensation deserve. In addition to pursuing justice for medical malpractice victims, you may experience severe financial hardship. When this happens, don’t let money problems force you and your attorney to settle for less than you deserve; lawsuit funding could be the answer. At Lawsuit Financial, we are dedicated to helping injured medical malpractice plaintiffs financially survive during the long litigation process. Don’t let money problems or a financial emergency force you and your attorney to settle your negligence case for a low-ball insurance settlement offer. With our funding services, plaintiffs can obtain a non-recourse cash advance to pay the bills while waiting for a much larger settlement. Once a settlement is reached, Lawsuit Financial is repaid. But, if the plaintiff loses, the repayment is waived. Unlike a bank loan, there are no monthly payments or credit checks, and you need not be employed. Funding approval is based on the merits of the case.

While litigation holds the healthcare industry accountable, it is also a reminder that the medical profession can’t hide behind their mistakes. Patient safety must be the focus for a better health system. Hiding and denying problems is not the right way to find solutions. Just like trial lawyers, Lawsuit Financial is always on the front line when it comes to promoting patient safety. We would much rather see a safer health system and never have to provide medical malpractice lawsuit funding.