Failure To Diagnose

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 & Bell 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 & Bell, 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 con­tact Cline Far­rell Christie Lee & Bell today for a FREE con­sul­ta­tion. We look for­ward to hear­ing from you and we wel­come the oppor­tu­nity to serve and assist you.