The failure to diagnose a disease or condition is a common type of medical mistake that leads to thousands of cases of patient injury or death every year. We trust our healthcare providers to take the necessary steps to properly detect the signs and symptoms of certain conditions, to diagnose those conditions, and to treat the conditions accordingly. Unfortunately, the actions or inactions of medical professionals may result in a failure to diagnose a condition or disease that should have been properly diagnosed, which failure can cause serious harm or death to a patient.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death as a result of a healthcare professional’s failure to timely diagnose and/or treat a condition or disease, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your losses through a medical malpractice claim. An experienced medical malpractice attorney at Cline Farrell Christie & Lee will be happy to evaluate your case free of charge. Please contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options.
How Failure to Diagnose Occurs
A healthcare professional’s failure to diagnose a condition or disease can occur for numerous reasons that often involve medical negligence. Statistics show that nearly 40 percent of all medical malpractice claims are filed as a result of a failure to diagnose, which can occur as follows:
- Failure to recogize the signs or symptoms of a disease
- Failure to recognize the severity of a condition or disease
- Diagnosis of the wrong condition
- Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Failure to timely treat a condition
The consequences of such errors can be devastating for patients and their families.
Your Legal Rights
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a medical professional’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover your damages including pain and suffering, past and future medical costs, lost income or earning capacity, and more.
It is important to consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can inform you of the legal options and remedies available to you. At Cline Farrell Christie & Lee, our attorneys have years of experience representing medical malpractice clients who have suffered as a result of medical mistakes and we can work to protect your legal rights and interests. Please contactCline Farrell Christie & Lee today for a FREE consultation. We look forward to hearing from you and we welcome the opportunity to serve and assist you.