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Our Medical Negligence Attorneys help you Recover Damages for Injuries Suffered Due to a Failure to Diagnose

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Medical negligence lawsuits cover a wide range of hospital and physician errors, mistakes and failures. One of the most common types of errors is the failure to properly and timely diagnose medical conditions. As many as 40% of all medical malpractice claims are related to a failure to diagnose. At Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC our personal injury attorneys take the time to listen to your needs, investigate your case and craft a solid, creative strategy to help you get the compensation you deserve.

A failure to promptly recognize signs and symptoms, diagnose medical conditions and provide prompt treatment often leads to significant consequences

One of a physician’s primary duties is to accurately assess a patient and determine the cause of any symptoms they are experiencing. There are many types of actions that constitute a failure to diagnose including:

  • Failing to obtain an accurate history and physical from the patient
  • Failing to assess all signs and symptoms the patient is or was experiencing
  • Failing to order proper tests such as blood tests and diagnostic imaging exams
  • Improperly interpreting diagnostic imaging tests such as CT scans, MRI exams, mammograms, ultrasounds and x-rays
  • Failing to properly monitor a patient’s symptoms and progress
  • Providing an incorrect diagnosis leading to unnecessary and useless treatment

Failing to diagnose or delaying a diagnosis often leads to delays in treatment that have devastating effects. The most severe complications due to a missed or delayed diagnosis result from conditions such as:

  • Heart attack, heart disease and hypertension
  • Cancers of the breast, lung or colon
  • Appendicitis
  • Diabetes

These conditions affect millions of people and the most successful results are achieved when patients are diagnosed early and have the most options for treatment. Cancer, in particular, is often more treatable during the early stages and failing to diagnose breast, lung or colon cancer leads to a much higher risk of death. In some cases, insurance companies may be held liable for refusing to cover tests during the evaluation process thus contributing to a delayed or missed diagnosis. If you have questions about the care you’ve received, it is important to get advice from a practiced healthcare attorney to determine if you have a cause of action against your healthcare provider.

If you or a loved one has suffered additional harms due to a missed diagnosis, contact a respected and caring law firm to guide you through the complex legal system

Lawsuits stemming from a failure to properly diagnose and treat medical conditions are inherently emotional and stressful. At Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, our attorneys work hard to ease the burdens you’re experiencing and resolve your case efficiently and favorably. We don’t accept payment unless you win your case. To schedule a free initial consultation, call (561) 293-2600 or contact us online today.

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