San Antonio Medical Misdiagnosis Attorney
Helping Victims Injured by Wrong Diagnosis in Texas
What is Medical Misdiagnosis & How Does it Happen?
Misdiagnosis happens when a physician doesn’t correctly diagnosis a patient’s condition. Delaying a diagnosis or failing to offer one at all may also be viewed as misdiagnosing an illness or injury. The bottom line is that a diagnosis that isn’t accurate or that isn’t forthcoming at all can compromise a patient’s well-being, causing their condition to worsen. In some situations, misdiagnosis can lead to death. If you believe you’ve been harmed because your medical condition wasn’t diagnosed correctly, a personal injury attorney can provide you with guidance. You may be entitled to compensation for the harm that was done.
How Common Is Medical Misdiagnosis in Texas?
Accurate statistics about misdiagnosis are lacking. However, independent online healthcare information source HealthGrades reports that safety studies have found as many as 155 out of 1,000 hospitalized patients aren’t diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. Another study found errors in misdiagnosis or treatment in as many as four out of 10 individuals who report that they’ve been victims of medical mistakes. Finally, because of their time-constrained operations, hospital emergency rooms and intensive care units tend to report rates of misdiagnosis as high as 20% to 40%.
At the Snapka Law Firm, Texas medical malpractice attorney Kathryn Snapka has distinguished herself by earning board certifications in Personal Injury Trial Law. Such diligence is your assurance that Mrs. Snapka has taken the time and effort to make certain that her credentials offer you a professional with outstanding competencies. She knows that when you’ve been injured or stricken ill, you expect your physician, hospital, or other medical provider to quickly and accurately assess your condition and take action to help you recover. When your ailment or injury is misidentified or not determined at all, your hope of a fast recovery can’t be realized.
Work With a San Antonio Personal Injury Attorney That Understands Misdiagnosis Cases
As an injury attorney and wrongful death lawyer, Kathryn Snapka understands that most physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers work to provide high-quality care. However, standards aren’t always upheld, and carelessness or negligence can result. When it does, the Snapka Law Firm has the resources needed to investigate such incidents. We work with medical professionals who can provide expert advice. If you need help in getting the care you need, our firm can assist. Attorney Kathryn Snapka is a seasoned injury attorney who knows that research has placed the number of deaths due to medical malpractice at nearly 100,000 per year. And when it comes to injuries inflicted by medication errors, the estimates are more than a million annually.
San Antonio personal injury lawyer Kathryn Snapka knows that an inaccurate diagnosis can lead to multiple errors. Wrong medications are prescribed in an effort to treat a condition you don’t have. In turn, you may have an adverse reaction because you were given pharmaceuticals you don’t need. Your condition can grow worse rapidly because the ailment you do have goes untreated. If you went to the doctor for an injury and it isn’t identified correctly, proper treatment can’t be given. San Antonio medical malpractice lawyer Kathryn Snapka has seen cases that have led to unnecessary surgical procedures, putting patients through pain and suffering because of error.
Learn More About Filing a Medical Misdiagnosis Lawsuit
If you’ve been the victim of misdiagnosis, you need an attorney who understands the intricacies of the health care system and the ways in which doctors work. At the Snapka Law Firm, San Antonio injury attorney Kathryn Snapka is familiar with medical malpractice, including issues related to patient diagnoses. She knows how frustrating it can be when you’re ill or in pain and your doctor’s error in diagnosing you only compounds the problem.
Our firm has the know-how to take charge as a strong advocate for you and your family. He’ll pursue the maximum amount of compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering you’ve endured, the wages you’ve lost, and the medical costs with which you’ve been charged. When misdiagnosis leads to loss of life, San Antonio residents put their trust in Kathryn Snapka. Her skills as a negotiator and as a trial attorney consistently achieve the results dependent family members need in order to recover compensation for their loss.
Call the Snapka Law Firm for help when you’ve been harmed by medical misdiagnosis, a workplace accident, a motor vehicle accident, a defective product, or other circumstance resulting from another person’s carelessness or negligence. Kathryn Snapka and her team are the hard-hitting professionals you need.
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At the Snapka Law Firm, we understand the devastating consequences of a serious injury resulting from another's negligent actions. Not only do we provide tenacious legal representation, we help you get through this trying time by dealing with the burdens of your personal injury case on your behalf. Every case we accept is handled personally by one of our attorneys who will be committed to helping you understand the process while preparing your case for resolution. As a small but highly focused firm, we provide a more personalized attention to detail that you won't often find with larger law firms. With decades of courtroom experience, the Snapka Law Firm has delivered our clients millions of dollars in compensation as a result of successful verdicts and settlements. With our personalized touch, extensive experience, and strong relationships with investigation specialists and industry experts, you'll be represented by one of the best personal injury law firms in Texas.
Kathryn Snapka is one of the few attorneys in Texas that is board certified in personal injury trial law and her firm has been recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Super Lawyers, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American College of Trial Lawyers, and American Board of Trial Advocates. Our firm has won hundreds of cases for injury clients resulting in a reputation amongst defense attorneys that deters them from taking their case to trial against us. When working with the Snapka Law Firm we fight for the highest compensation for your losses and damages with the least amount of inconvenience to you. If you have been a victim of a serious injury, contact us for your free personalized consultation today.
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