A doctor’s failure to diagnose an existing illness or condition is among the most dangerous types of medical malpractice. For ill, injured, and at-risk patients, the loss of time and treatment caused by a failure to diagnose can be the difference between survival and wrongful death.
The nationally recognized attorneys of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA work tirelessly on behalf of patients and families of those injured by careless and negligent medical professionals. When doctors, hospitals, and other medical professionals delay treatment or management of a condition because of a failure to diagnose, our medical malpractice attorneys know how to hold careless hospitals liable.
Medical malpractice in the form of a failure to diagnose may occur for many reasons, including:
Regardless of the cause, any time a medical professional’s inexcusable error leads to a failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis, the patient is put at risk.
When medical professionals fail to diagnose a condition, illness, or risk, the potential injuries that may occur are innumerable. Common effects of a failure to diagnose include:
Loss of time in treating a condition is not the only danger of a failure to diagnose. For example, the presence of a condition may preclude the use of a particular medication. If a physician fails to diagnose that condition and the medication is then prescribed, a patient may experience dangerous or deadly side effects.
If you or a loved one were injured or experienced exacerbation of your condition or wrongful death as the result of a medical professional’s failure to diagnose, contact our medical malpractice attorneys as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation.