Imagine you are in your mid-thirties with a wife, two kids and a promising career. You begin to feel unwell, not quite yourself, so you make an appointment at a local clinic to get checked out. One of the doctors on staff examines you and diagnoses you with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. You go home and begin to prepare for the worst.
Over the course of the next few months, you prepare your wife and children to live life without you. You wake up every day grateful the you know who you are, where you are, and how to do your job. However, each day you become more anxious, knowing you are getting closer to the end.
False diagnosis and false treatment
After months of living the stress and anxiety brought on by your diagnosis, you receive a notice that clinic treating you is shutting down. Your doctor was a fraud, not licensed to diagnosis anyone with Alzheimer’s much less provide treatments. You and your family have just gone through months of trauma and distress because a fake doctor gave you a fake diagnosis. Furthermore, the clinic that hired her knew she was not a licensed physician.
This is exactly what happened to more than 50 patients in Ohio. An established clinic knowingly hired an individual that was not a physician. It then let her falsely diagnose and treat patients for years.
When you go to the doctor, you place an enormous amount of trust in the physician and in the medical center. If that trust is violated due to medical negligence or fraud, you deserve to be made whole again. A local California personal injury attorney can guide you in filing a medical malpractice action.
Medical malpractice claims
The medical industry, including doctors, nurses, orderlies, and even treatment centers, are expected to follow a certain level of medical standards. When medical professionals violate these standards, serious damage can befall patients. From negligence during procedures, providing wrong medications, and failure to diagnose, malpractice can occur in a wide variety of ways.
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you deserve justice for your injuries. This type of case is often very complicated and difficult, which is why it is important you understand all of your rights and options before beginning the process. Legal counsel is a must if you think a doctor or medical center has victimized you.