Failure To Diagnose

A Fact About Misdiagnosis

Most malpractice cases involve misdiagnoses, diagnostic errors or delayed diagnosis.

— When Good Doctors Get Sued, 2001

Variations On Misdiagnosis

Medical misdiagnosis has several variations. It can mean that an individual's illness or injury is wrongly identified, leaving him or her with the wrong treatment or no treatment. It can be a delayed diagnosis that postpones urgently needed care. Or it can mean that no diagnosis, and thus no treatment, was offered.

If you have suffered injury or illness or lost a loved one because of a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis, it is important to seek legal advice about your options. At the The Lawrence Firm, PSC our lawyers have many years of experience handling cases involving misdiagnosis or failures to diagnose.

Contact The Lawrence Firm, PSC, to learn how we can assist in any matter related to a misdiagnosis. Call our Ohio or Kentucky office at 800-698-4054.

Examples Of Misdiagnosis

Every case is different and requires the development of a legal strategy that accounts for each unique aspect of the case. Our attorneys have handled many medical malpractice cases that resulted from a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose. Typical cases include:

  • Misdiagnosed heart attack
  • Failure to diagnose pulmonary embolus
  • Failure to diagnose stroke
  • Failure to diagnose appendicitis
  • Misdiagnosed infection
  • Failure to diagnose pneumonia
  • Misdiagnosed breast cancer because of incorrectly read radiology films
  • Failure to diagnose meningitis, sepsis and other potentially life-threatening infections
  • Failure to diagnose bowel obstructions

Lawyers With The Experience And Knowledge To Build A Strong Case

Proving misdiagnosis requires both medical and legal knowledge. Our experienced attorneys are supported by a nurse-attorney on staff and will consult other medical professionals and experts when necessary to evaluate cases. They can help us build a strong argument for compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and other costs of an illness or injury that did not have to happen.

Contact The Lawrence Firm, PSC ∙ Free Consultations

If a medical misdiagnosis has caused you injury or illness, speak with an experienced attorney from our firm. We can advise you of your rights and options in a free initial consultation. Call us at 800-698-4054 or contact us online today.