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Failure To Diagnose Lawsuits

Early detection is a key component to successful medical treatment of many diseases and illnesses. The first step is diagnosis, giving the patient a chance to pursue treatment to overcome their illness. When a physician fails to diagnose a medical condition, or provides an incorrect diagnosis, it can lead to serious injuries and even death for the patient. If the failure to diagnose is due to negligence, the victim or their family may have a claim of medical malpractice that can offer compensation for damages.

Failure to diagnose a disease or illness is not necessarily negligence. If no signs or symptoms are present that would alert the physician, it cannot be expected they would order the tests needed for diagnosis. However, as with all medical malpractice claims, failure to diagnose is negligent when it does not meet the standard of care. Would most physicians identify the symptoms and provide the correct diagnosis or order the proper tests to diagnose a condition? When a doctor ignores or dismisses symptoms as irrelevant and fails to correctly diagnose a condition, causing injury or harm to the patient, it may be a valid medical malpractice claim.

Consequences of Poor Diagnosis

Wrong or delayed diagnosis of a disease can be the difference between successful treatment and long-term or fatal injuries. A patient with hypertension complaining of headaches, dizziness and numbness that is misdiagnosed could be sent home in the middle of a stroke without treatment. They could have paralysis, brain damage or even die in their sleep a few hours later, all due to a physician ignoring symptoms that others in their profession would have investigated further. Signs of cancer that are misdiagnosed can limit the window of opportunity for treatment. Medical malpractice claims address these errors in judgement and offer an opportunity for victims and their families to receive compensation for injuries.

If you or a loved one has been harmed due to a failure to diagnose by a medical professional, contact our team at Conley Griggs Partin LLP. We offer free consultations to discuss your claim, and if we accept your case, we will fight diligently to recover damages on a contingency-fee basis.

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