The Effects of Nondiagnosis
You trust your doctor to do the job to the best of his or her ability. When a serious medical condition is completely missed, a once treatable condition can become deadly. At the offices of Raymond & Raymond, Ltd., we understand the feelings of violation when your trust has been broken. You may now be very ill and unable to work. How you will pay all of your medical bills? Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Schaumburg offer compassionate, personalized attention with a focus on recovering fair damages for you and your family.
Common Types of Ailments That Go Undiagnosed
Discovering the true reason for your pain and suffering after years of no diagnosis can be shattering. Though you had symptoms of a medical condition, it has gone unnamed and, worse, untreated. Our attorneys have great experience representing medical malpractice claims and can guide clients with undiagnosed medical conditions, such as:
- Breast and many other cancers
- Heart attack
- Genetic diseases
- Injuries at birth
Perhaps your doctor did not listen or did not recognize your symptoms. Maybe they did not do the necessary tests or misread MRIs or lab results. Whatever the reason why your illness is not diagnosed, we can help by fighting for financial compensation for your suffering.
Compelling Case Studies
We advocate for patients with an array of diagnosis errors and delays. The following are examples of patients who received a misdiagnosis or no medical diagnosis at all:
- A 35-year-old patient was misdiagnosed with stroke, allowing the actual problem — a brain infection — to progress without treatment, causing permanent brain damage.
- A 58-year-old’s early stage lung cancer was present in a chest x-ray, but not diagnosed, and instead given treatment for pneumonia. This resulted in the lung cancer developing untreated to Stage IV with tumors throughout the body and brain, causing death.
- A 27-year-old’s spinal infection was misdiagnosed and not treated, resulting in permanent paralysis of legs.
- A primary care physician did not diagnose a 48-year-old patient’s diverticulitis, resulting in a burst colon, the need for colon removal surgery and ileostomy placement.
- A primary care physician misdiagnosed a treatable bacterial throat infection as a viral infection, so no antibiotics were given, resulting in a 24-year-old patient’s death.
Our Failure to Diagnose Legal Team Can Fight For You
If a health care provider has not diagnosed your condition and you are suffering injury, disability or illness as a result, please schedule a talk with our Illinois lawyers. Contact us by phone at (800) 331-5753 or write into our email box to arrange a legal consultation and take action.