When you reach old age, illnesses or ailments will likely begin to be present, and regular medical check-ups should become a priority to receive the necessary care on time and that your health continues to be in good condition.
Unfortunately, there are times when doctors commit negligent acts against older adults, whether on purpose or not. One of these negligences can occur as a misdiagnosis, which can cause serious health problems for the misdiagnosed person and even death if the consequences are serious enough. When a doctor provides a diagnosis that is not appropriate for the older adult, he or she may begin to subject the person to a treatment that is not the one that corresponds to the disease they have, or it may even be that they do not have any.
The incorrect administration of medications can lead to a serious problem in the long term, especially for an older adult, who must take more care of their health than any other person because they are a little more vulnerable. On the other hand, not receiving adequate treatment in case, if you have a disease, it can only make the one you do have worse.
Finally, this can lead to serious problems that make the misdiagnosed person have to spend much more on their recovery and also have to be treated for a longer time if they manage to continue with the correct treatment now. In the most extreme cases, an incorrect diagnosis can cause the death of an elderly person if their condition is serious or the treatment they received caused irreparable damage.
Whatever the case, after realizing that you have received an incorrect diagnosis, you or your loved one will have the right to file a lawsuit against the person or medical company responsible, and later to prove that they have been to blame. , must be rewarded with the payment of compensation for each damage caused.
At Gharibian Law we are always ready to help you with your medical malpractice and misdiagnosis cases for the elderly.