Failure to Diagnose
It can be emotionally devastating to realize that you had a medical condition your doctor failed to diagnose. Instances where medical conditions are not diagnosed — or are misdiagnosed — occur alarmingly often, yet a healthcare provider’s failure to diagnose a condition has to cause significant harm before a malpractice suit can be filed. It must be proven that the doctor or nurse in question not only acted below an acceptable level of care, but that in doing so they actually increased the risk to your health.
Factors that can result in a failure to diagnose include:
- Lack of clear communication between doctors
- Symptoms that can be attributed to multiple conditions
- Inconclusive test results
- Failure to recognize complaints of mild pains as signs of serious injuries
- Misinterpretation of test results and scans
Missed warning signs or symptoms can be incredibly dangerous, especially in cases where a disease or condition is rapidly spreading. At Theodoros & Rooth, P.C., our medical malpractice attorneys in Indiana know how important early treatment can be with medical conditions like cancer, and we fight to protect your interests if your condition has worsened past the point where standard treatment methods would suffice.Is a failure-to-diagnose case different from a misdiagnosis case?
Failure to diagnose claims and misdiagnosis cases are two different subjects when tried in a court of law. In addition to the pain and frustration failure-to-diagnose patients feel because their condition was completely overlooked, there are certain legal distinctions that must be made. A malpractice attorney from our office can meet with you to discuss the exact nature of your case and provide an in-depth explanation of your rights. While no amount of money can make up for the toll a medical condition takes on your health, we zealously pursue justice in failure-to-diagnose cases to ensure you receive the best possible care.Committed to justice and patient safety for injury victims since 1988
Located across the street from the Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, Indiana, the injury law firm of Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. stands by your side through every step of your case. We are located just 30 miles outside Chicago. Call us at 219.769.6393 or contact us online to tell us about your injury. We look forward to speaking with you.