Know Your Rights If Medical Professionals Fail To Diagnose Or Misdiagnose
Doctors, nurses and other health care professionals are supposed to keep us healthy, not cause injuries. Unfortunately, when mistakes happen and doctors incorrectly diagnose or fail to diagnose diseases, patients’ lives are often on the line.
At Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates, we help injured patients bring medical malpractice claims that hold doctors and other health care professionals liable for their wrongful acts and negligence, and reimburse them for the medical costs, lost wages, and additional pain and suffering experienced at the hands of their doctors.
With offices in Bossier City-Shreveport and Monroe, our lawyers serve clients throughout northwest Louisiana.
Ms. Scott is recognized as a leader in the local community. From 2003 to 2015, she has been included as a favorite in SB Magazine’s Lawyers Poll, a list compiled by local attorneys who have experienced Ms. Scott’s skills firsthand.
Help After A Missed Or Wrong Diagnosis
The earlier certain diseases — such as cancer or heart disease — are discovered, the better the prognosis. A delay in months or years can be the difference between a relatively harmless diagnosis and a life-threatening disease. Wrongful diagnosis can also cause additional injuries. Many medications have unwanted side effects and unnecessary use can cause more harm than good.
Doctors take the oath to “first do no harm.” But what happens when a doctor’s mistake leaves a patient with severe injuries or a life-threatening illness?
At Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates, we represent patients who have been harmed by their doctor’s failure to accurately diagnose their illnesses in a timely fashion. We understand that no amount of money can cure you of your disease. However, financial compensation can help ease the financial strain caused by expensive medical treatments and ongoing physical therapies, and reimburse you for any lost wages resulting from you inability to work.
Shreveport Missed Diagnosis Attorney
Attorney Jacqueline Scott has more than 30 years of legal experience. Over the years, she has successfully represented many patients who have been injured by their doctor’s negligence. She handles every aspect of her clients’ medical malpractice claims so they can focus on what is truly important: their health.