Failure to Diagnose/Misdiagnose
Medical malpractice lawsuits involve a provider’s failure to diagnose a patient properly. When a patient seeks medical help, he or she trusts that their healthcare provider will perform the necessary steps to determine what is causing their symptoms. However, in doing so, the provider may make the wrong diagnosis, or fail to diagnose the true medical condition.
A misdiagnosis, or incorrect diagnosis, can lead a patient down the wrong treatment path, significantly delaying proper treatment. In many types of cancers or serious diseases, an early and correct diagnosis can make a true difference in a patient’s prognosis, therefore, it is crucial for a physician to make the correct diagnosis as soon as possible. A missed diagnosis, or a failure to diagnose occurs when a healthcare worker does not diagnose a health condition in a timely manner. In many cases, medical conditions are treatable when caught early; however, failing to diagnose or treat a medical condition often leads to further injury or death.
Some conditions that can occur as a result of the above are, but are not limited to:
- Heart attack
- Aortic dissection
- Pulmonary embolism
- Stroke/Cardiac Conditions
- Gestational Diabetes
Cancer misdiagnoses including, but not limited to:
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Lung cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Cervical cancer
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose, you may be entitled to compensation for the harms caused. Our team has successfully represented victims resulting from these errors and have the experience and resources needed to handle these complicated matters.
To speak with an experienced team member contact Legal Nurse Consultants USA, LLC or call us at 877.211.7562 for a free consultation. You may also leave your contact information and a summary of your potential case, and a team member will get back to you promptly after review.