July 06, 2020

Can I Sue My Doctor for a Wrong Diagnosis in Kentucky?

When you visit the emergency room or your primary care physician due to an injury or illness, you expect and trust they not only know what they are doing, but will diagnose you correctly. Imagine your surprise to learn that your condition only worsened after your physician improperly diagnosed you. 

You’re probably scared and unsure of where to turn. You deserve justice, and you may be entitled to compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Continue reading to learn more about when you can sue for a wrong diagnosis in Kentucky and the various losses you could recover if your personal injury claim is a success. 

When to Sue for Misdiagnosis

Everyone makes mistakes, even doctors. This is true when it comes to diagnosing a patient, as well. There are countless medical conditions that patients suffer from, and the symptoms of different conditions will often point to conditions that you may not be suffering from. 

But when a physician failed to take the steps needed to confirm a diagnosis, whether through medical tests, scientific research, or through colleagues, they could be liable for a misdiagnosis that caused you further illness or injury. 

Losses You Could Recover

There is no limit on the amount of compensation you could recover in your medical malpractice lawsuit. You can be fully compensated for the losses you have endured due to the medical error. Such damages might include:

  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Medical expenses and equipment
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Housekeeping and childcare expenses
  • Punitive damages

Meet with a Kentucky Medical Malpractice Lawyer

To learn more about suing your physician for misdiagnosis or another type of medical negligence, get help from a Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC

Our firm proudly provides complimentary consultations to victims of medical malpractice across the state of Kentucky. You can take advantage of this opportunity by dialing 502-253-9110 or filling out the brief contact form below.