What is a Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose Lawsuit?

Misdiagnosis happens when a physician's diagnostic error leads to the wrong treatment, a delayed treatment, or absolutely no treatment at all. When a patient eventually receives the correct treatment, it is considered a misdiagnosis. When a patient is never correctly diagnosed, a physician has failed to diagnose that patient. This can result in aggravated injuries, a worsened condition, and even death.

Additionally, when a patient undergoes unnessecary treatment, it can alter their health in unforeseen ways. Some commonly misdiagnosed conditions include:

  • Labor and birth complications
  • Cancer
  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke

Do I Have a Failure to Diagnose Lawsuit?

When a physician fails to listen to a patient’s concerns or does not compile an accurate medical history, this can lead to a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose. Additionally, if a physician does not order appropriate testing or improperly analyzes test results, this can lead to a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose. If you or someone you know has been misdiagnosed resulting in a serious or permanent injury, it is important to act quickly because these cases are often barred by a statute of limitations. If you have a failure to diagnose lawsuit, our attorneys will be able to help. We have the skills and experience to provide you with the best outcome for your case.

What Makes a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Meritous?

In order to bring a successful medical malpractice claim or case, the claimant must prove that the health care provider acted negligently and that this medical negligence caused an injury and damage. Proving a case requires obtaining and reviewing medical records in conjunction with experts and then presenting the claim, with supporting evidence.

Lawyers specializing in misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose lawsuits have the knowledge and expertise to find the mistakes doctors made, gather expert witnesses, and hold negotiations for a settlement in your favor.

What Damages Could I Recover in a Failure to Diagnose Lawsuit?

Those who suffer a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis as a result of medical negligence have the right to recover for both their economic and emotional damages. With a failure to diagnose lawsuit, you may be able to recover for:

  • Past and future medical costs, including additional medical bills resulting from a worsened condition
  • Costs for additional treatments
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Other damages

Our firm has decades of experience with failure to diagnose claims, to better assist you in your case. View our verdicts and settlements for more information on our history of success.