Prompt, accurate diagnosis of medical conditions is a fundamental responsibility of physicians and other health care providers and support personnel such as diagnostic laboratory technicians.
Doctors spend years in medical school and beyond to learn how to match symptoms with illnesses.
Just as you may consult with a medical specialist regarding the best course of corrective treatment after a medical misdiagnosis, so should you consult with a lawyer regarding financial aspects of recovery. You may require extra surgery or a longer recuperation period. You may be unable to return to work. You and your family’s pain and suffering should be acknowledged.
If you or a family member has suffered a personal injury, talking to an attorney is the best way to begin your journey toward obtaining justice.
Diagnostic errors rising to the level of medical malpractice include the following:
- Misdiagnosis or diagnosing the wrong condition, resulting in missed opportunities for timely treatment
- Failure to diagnose an illness despite clear evidence
- Delayed diagnosis resulting in worse-than-necessary outcomes
Did you suffer a worse outcome because of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of any of the following illnesses or conditions?
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
- Lung cancer
- Heart attack