What is Genetic Testing?
Genetic testing lawsuit cases include claims arising from a health care provider failing to properly screen for genetic abnormalities during pregnancy and failing to properly test and counsel for genetic medical conditions such as cancer and other heredity illnesses. In a recent case we successfully litigated on behalf of a military family, a health care provider at a military facility misinterpreted a newborns genetic screening exam causing liver failure and brain damage.
Do I Have a Genetic Testing Lawsuit?
The medical field of genetics and personalized treatment options is rapidly changing. State of the art diagnostic tools and treatment plans often require consultation with physicians specializing in these fields. When proper diagnoses or treatment plans are not undertaken as a result of failure to consult with genetic specialists or when genetic specialists act negligently, you may have a medical malpractice claim.
What Damages Could I Recover in a Genetic Testing Lawsuit?
With a genetic testing lawsuit, you may be able to recover for:
- Past and future medical costs, including additional medical bills resulting from a worsened condition
- Costs for additional treatments
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Other damages