I am sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience. Wether you have a potential medical malpractice case will depend on a detailed review of the records from both hospitals. However, baed on the facts you provided, it would seem that this may be a diffucult case to pursue for two reasons. First, you would need to prove that the delay in diagnosis, assuming there was negligence, resulted in a different outcome - that is called "legal causation." Second, even if you needed more intensive treatment that may have resulted in more medical expenses, your damages may not be sufficient to warrant pursuing this case given the limited damages. Medical malpractice is complicated and expensive which means that the vast majority of medical malpractice lawyers only accept cases with sufficient damages to make it worth their time and investment. Regardless, you should consult a medical malpractice attorney immediately should you wish to find out if your particular case is worth pursuing.
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It is difficult to tell from your question, what type of permanent damage you believe was caused by the 2 day delay. Usually bilateral pneumonia is not something that causes permanent damages. If you think you have permanent damage, and it was caused by a healthcare provider, you are free to consult with a local medical malpractice attorney. That attorney will be able to order and review your records and give you a more definitive answer.
It sounds like the damages caused by the misdiagnosis (as opposed to the underlying medical issues) are far too small to justify a medical malpractice case.
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