Misdiagnosis can happen for many reasons, including a radiologist’s misreading of an X-ray, a doctor’s inattention to symptoms that should have been tested, or a medical lab’s error. Whatever the reason, a patient can be seriously injured or die from a failure to diagnose.
- Failure to diagnose cancer: The sooner cancer is detected, the better the patient’s chance to receive the appropriate treatment. When a doctor or lab fails to notice the signs of breast cancer, colon cancer, or skin cancer, the prognosis for the patient’s life can be dramatically altered. Early diagnosis and early treatment can mean a normal life.
- Failure to diagnose heart disease: Patients who fall victim to this type of medical negligence often suffer heart attack and, in many cases, wrongful death.
- Failure to diagnose infections: When a doctor fails to note and test the symptoms of an infection, a serious life-threatening infection could be left untreated, causing serious injury or death.
- Failure to diagnose post-surgical infections: Hospitals need to take special care to notice any signs of infection in all patients, particularly in vulnerable post-surgical patients. Any post-surgical infections should be immediately cultured and treated.
Our law firm has the experience, the financial resources and access to the medical experts necessary to investigate a medical malpractice case of failure to diagnose an illness.
You are welcome to call 866-668-7179 or e-mail our law firm to talk about your medical malpractice injuries due to a failure to diagnose. If you cannot come to the office, we will come to your hospital room or home. We want to help you and your family through this.