The Impact Of A Delayed Diagnosis Or Misdiagnosis
It is expected that a physician has your best interests in mind and can diagnose illnesses and injuries in a timely fashion. A delayed or incorrect diagnosis can cause a medical condition to worsen. Depending on the illness, a patient can suffer advanced effects or even death.
The medical malpractice legal team of Raymond & Raymond, Ltd., is the Illinois law firm that will bring the medical offenders to justice. We seek to obtain the damages you need to help pay medical bills and living expenses when a serious illness is diagnosed too late.
If a doctor delays diagnosis of a condition, with a substantial length of time between appointments and when the correct diagnosis is made, it can cause serious harm. Our highly knowledgeable medical malpractice attorneys have obtained results for numerous clients with late diagnosis claims in a number of conditions, including:
We are dedicated to protecting those with delayed diagnoses that may result in advanced illness. Call our advocates who know how the legal system works with claims of medical negligence and failure to diagnose.
Misdiagnosis Case Examples
Our law team has fought for just verdicts and settlements in delayed diagnosis claims, a major malpractice issue. The following are some typical fact patterns when patients are misdiagnosed:
- A radiologist failed to detect breast cancer in mammogram, leading to a delayed diagnosis with an advanced stage of cancer, requiring a bilateral mastectomy and high risk of cancer recurrence.
- A primary care physician and gynecologist did not diagnose breast cancer, leading to an increase in the size of a tumor, a delay in treatment and a decreased life expectancy.
- A failure to diagnose and treat arterial-venous malformation in 18-year-old’s brain resulted in severe brain damage.
- A primary care physician did not diagnose a 48-year-old patient’s diverticulitis, resulting in a perforation of the colon, colon surgery and ileostomy placement.
Did Your Physician Wait Too Long To Diagnose Your Illness?
If your doctor did not make a timely diagnosis or misdiagnosed your illness, take action. Our highly skilled medical malpractice lawyers located in Schaumburg can strive for the compensation you deserve. Let us fight for what is right: fair compensation. Call 877-957-8830 or email your info via this quick form to inquire about a consultation.