Verdicts & Settlements: $20 million awarded - child sex abuse case in Stamford    $1.1 million won - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder    $1 million - Injured worker requiring back surgery    $1 million+ Awarded - Woman in car accident Rt. 17    $975,000 Recovered - Foot Injury at Work    $650,000 Recovered - Woman suffered neck injury required surgery    $580,000 Recovered - Head Trauma as a Result of Falling Downstairs    $500,000 Recovered - Pedestrian Hit by Car    $500,000 Recovered - Rear End Car Accident    $425,000 Recovered - Rear End Tractor Trailer Accident    $380,000 Recovered - Dog Bite by Police Dog    $155,000 Recovered - Slip and Fall on Walkway    $125,000 Recovered - Slip and Fall at a Supermarket

Can a doctor be sued for misdiagnosis?

Yes. If a doctor misdiagnoses a condition, and as a result, the condition worsens, you may be able to sue him/her under the theory of medical negligence. However, for a medical malpractice case to be successful, three things must be proved:

  • That a doctor-patient relationship existed.
  • That the doctor was negligent. This means, he/she did not provide treatment in a reasonably skillful and competent manner.
  • That the doctor’s negligence caused actual injury to the patient.