Misdiagnosis Following A Car Accident
If you have been in a car accident in the Suffolk, Newport News or Norfolk area, you must deal with insurance issues, accident reports and a trip to get medical care for your injuries. When you go to the doctor, you put your faith in them and assume they will correctly diagnose your injuries.
Unfortunately, hospitals and doctors do not always recognize the signs of serious injuries that could affect you forever. At Weisberg & Weisberg, PLLC, our compassionate and experienced personal injury attorneys can help you seek compensation if your pain persists after your initial doctor’s visit. Do not let a doctor or hospital’s misdiagnosis negatively impact the rest of your life.
Correct Medical Diagnosis Affects Your Recovery
Sometimes it takes weeks or months for injuries to show up after a motor vehicle accident. Injuries are not always obvious, but a lot of them can be detected when the correct tests are administered. Doctors and hospitals should know how to diagnose your injuries correctly.
Nagging injuries can become chronic. If they are not caught early, you might have lifelong problems. Our lawyers will aggressively purse the best possible outcome for you and we will not settle unless it is in your best interest. Indicators of serious injuries are often missed or misdiagnosed after car accidents.
- Knee injuries. Bruises and swelling might be signs of internal injuries. You might need surgery to repair your knee ligaments and other internal damage.
- Shoulder injuries. You might have serious damage, including rotator cuff injuries.
- Abdominal pain. Your pain might be caused by internal bleeding or an injury to an internal organ.
- Headaches. Could indicate a concussion, blood clots or traumatic brain injury.
- Herniated discs. Over time, this could rupture.
Injuries Often Do Not Show Up Until Weeks Or Months After An Accident
If you were misdiagnosed, you might not be aware of your chronic injuries. What seemed to be enough money to help you recover, is not nearly enough. You might have to pay for appointments with specialists, additional tests and physical therapy.
We can help you if you are suffering chronic pain and ongoing medical expenses because you were misdiagnosed after a car accident in the Suffolk, Virginia, area. Visit our contact page or call us at 757-528-2643.