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Labs sometimes provide incorrect results to patients

When you realize that you have a lump somewhere on your body and it doesn’t go away, you might decide to make a trip to the doctor for help determining what is going on with you. This is a situation in which you are actually putting your trust in your doctor with something that is very serious. But, did you realize that you are putting your trust in complete strangers?

You are trusting that the people who handle any blood work or biopsies are going to do their jobs properly. This, however, isn’t the way that these situations always work out. Errors can sometimes lead to patients getting incorrect information.

There are some instances in which a person might get incorrect results from the lab. You might be told that you don’t have cancer when you really do. This means that until the error is found, the cancer could be growing unchecked.

You might also be told that you have cancer when you really don’t. This could lead to you have unnecessary treatments for a condition that you don’t have.

We know that neither of those situations is what you expected when you went to the doctor for a diagnosis. If you do find that you were diagnosed incorrectly, you might choose to take action to seek compensation for failure to diagnose. In this case, you will have to determine who to hold liable for the issue. We can help you to do this, as well as helping you to figure out what monetary amount in damages you should include in your claim.