I went to a doctor for recurrent yeast infections. A little under a week later her medical assistant called and told me I had trichomoniasis. I got treated and my partner made a doctors appointment and they treated him prophylacticly. I recently went to a GYNO and I received a copy of my labs in which the trichomoniasis testing was negative. I called the original doctors office this moment to clarify and not only was the medical assistant reading me another woman's clinical when I corrected her she informed me I was in fact treated in error. I'm so emotionally drained. This has been a three month process only to be treated for the wrong thing. Please help
I'm sorry to hear about this, but a lawsuit likely would be an exercise in futility
Generally, no--medical carelssness cases are incredibly expensive, and the burden of proof is on you. However if the Dr. compounded it by givng you treatment based on a misreading by an assistant? May have some options there.
Short answer--no, you cannot sue him. Your damages need to be extensive to justify filing a lawsuit. Sorry to be the bearer of that news.
This must be very frustrating. The judicial system allows people, like you and me, to receive compensation for the damages they incur due to the negligence of others. It sounds like you have definitely incurred damages as you've waded through this terrible experience. Unfortunately, you would likely have a hard time putting a dollar amount on the type of injuries or damages you described. Because most personal injury lawyers receive compensation in the form of a percentage of the gross settlement, most lawyers likely won't want to proceed with the case because the total recovery would likely be relatively small. If you are adamant that you want to pursue this case, you might consider contact a local lawyer and offering to pay them an hourly rate instead of a contingency fee.
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