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Misdiagnosis is Possible After a Car or Truck Accident

If you have been in a truck or car accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, one of the things that will happen first is that you may be rushed to the hospital if you have been injured. In an ambulance, at the accident scene and in the emergency room, things can happen very quickly and medical mistakes as well as negligence can occur, which can cause severe injury.

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There are many reasons why misdiagnosis can happen after a traffic accident:

  • The rush of an ER can mean symptoms are missed
  • You yourself may not realize you are showing symptoms
  • You may be unconscious after your truck collision, and unable to tell doctors about symptoms
  • Medical professionals may be negligent
  • The hospital where you are taken by ambulance may not have adequate systems in place to protect patients
  • Your symptoms may not show up right away
  • You may have multiple healthcare professionals working on your case, and communication may be lacking
  • Tests may not have been ordered, even though they were needed

No matter where you go to get medical treatment after a trucking collision, you should be getting  quality medical care which meets basic standards of care. If a mistake was made during your treatment and this has caused complications or more treatment, consult with a truck or car accident attorney in Hollywood. You may have a claim if you were injured due to negligence.

Why You Need an Attorney

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell whether a negative medical outcome was caused by a medical mistake or negligence. If you have been injured in a traffic collision and your injuries have been compounded or made worse by a medical error, consult with an attorney.

You may have a claim if your doctor or healthcare professional failed in their duty to you as a patient. An attorney can subpoena records and medical experts. If a medical professional testifies that he or she would have acted in a different manner or that a reasonable medical professional in the same field, you may have a claim.

Hospitals and medical professionals will not admit they acted unreasonable or that they violated their duty of care to you, the patient. In fact, there are legal departments in hospitals and clinics whose job it is to limit liability. You may need an attorney’s assistance to understand whether you have a claim and to act on that claim. Medical professionals and insurance companies may allege your condition was caused by your traffic collision and not be negligence. An attorney can thoroughly investigate the situation to find and pursue all liable parties.

If you have been injured in a medical setting after being injured in a traffic crash, contact Flaxman Law Group. You can contact us through our website or by calling 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) at any time. Our offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood serve the entire South Florida area and our more than 60 years of combined experience are trusted by plaintiffs across the region. Your first consultation with us is free and comes with no obligation, so contact us today if you have been injured.