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Failure to Diagnose

Failure to Diagnose

Northwest Indiana Medical Malpractice Attorneys

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.

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 Northwest Indiana medical malpractice attorneys 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.

Get an honest, accurate evaluation of your case – call (219) 212-2462 today. Your consultation is free and confidential!

What Causes a Failure to Diagnose?

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
  • Rapidly progressing conditions
  • Failure to order additional testing
  • Failure to refer a patient to a specialist

Is a Failure to Diagnose Different from a Misdiagnosis?

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 patients feel because their condition was completely overlooked, there are certain legal distinctions that must be made. A Northwest Indiana medical malpractice lawyer 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 and misdiagnosis cases to ensure you receive the best possible care.

Contact our offices at (219) 212-2462 today.

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