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Failure to Diagnose and Misdiagnosis Cases

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on December 01, 2013

Failure to Diagnose and Misdiagnosis CasesMedical professionals are expected to do no harm and help people achieve wellness when they are in need. This does not always happen, unfortunately. Many times medical professionals do not live up to their duty to provide proper care. In these cases, their negligence can result in major injury and even death. In such cases, it's important that injured patients or the loved ones of said patients speak with our personal injury lawyers.

Right now, we'd like to consider the nature of misdiagnosis cases and failure to diagnose cases. These kinds of matters can be extremely serious and have to be taken very seriously.

What is a delayed diagnosis / failure to diagnose lawsuit?

These kinds of medical negligence lawsuits refer to cases in which a doctor has not properly diagnosed a medical condition or was not prompt in diagnosing a medical condition.

Why Proper Diagnosis Is So Crucial

Diagnosing medical conditions correctly or in a timely manner is important for ensuring that proper medical attention is provided when it is most needed. By catching medical conditions sooner rather than later, patients are able to avoid more serious medical problems down the road. It's because of this that doctors need to do their due diligence and ensure that people receive the best possible diagnostic care and treatment they can provide.

Delayed Diagnosis Can Make All the Difference Regarding Proper Care

In the case of delayed diagnosis, this can literally mean the difference between life and death. In the case of cancer, detecting it early and treating it early means better survival rates and less invasive therapies or drastic measures later on. Should a delayed diagnosis lead to the death of a loved one, our wrongful death attorneys will make sure that the responsible party is held accountable for this act of negligence.

The Dangers of Misdiagnosis for Patients

In the case of misdiagnosis, patients may receive improper or unnecessary medical treatment. For example, a patient who is generally well may undergo unnecessary surgery for an otherwise non-serious medical condition. The reverse can be true as well, meaning care that is not commensurate with the medical problem.

How Our Legal Team Holds Medical Professionals Responsible

Our legal team will go over all of the evidence in your case or your loved one's case carefully to see if there were any warning signs regarding a medical condition. By examining the circumstances of the incident, we will be able to build a strong case on your behalf.

During the legal proceedings, we will help seek compensatory damages and punitive damages. These will cover the cost of losses and will also seek to punish the party responsible. While we maneuver all of the complexities of the legal system, you will be able to concentrate on wellness and recovery, providing you with much-needed peace of mind.

Learn More About Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

If you would like to learn more about misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis cases and what our law firm can do for you and your loved ones in these cases, be sure to contact our Central Florida personal injury lawyers today. Our entire legal team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve just compensation for your injuries and losses.

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