Failure to Diagnose
Proper treatment of a medical condition requires a timely and accurate diagnosis. When a condition is not diagnosed, what might have been a treatable condition may become untreatable or dramatically worsened. The same is true if a condition is misdiagnosed and the patient is provided the wrong course of treatment.
Unfortunately, in all too many cases, failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis is the result of a doctor or medical professional making an assumption rather than conducting the necessary tests. Instead of ordering a blood test, an X-ray, a CT scan, an MRI, a mammogram or some other test, a patient is sent home and told everything will be okay. When it turns out not to be okay, time has been lost that could have been spent pursuing a course of treatment. Doctors and medical professionals should be held accountable for errors like these, and patients should be compensated for what they have to endure due to the mistake.
At Munday & Nathan in Chicago, we have earned a reputation for results in these complex medical malpractice claims . Our attorneys have been serving undiagnosed and misdiagnosed patients throughout Illinois and nationwide since 1991, building up a record of multimillion-dollar, headline-making victories along the way.What Medical Condition Went Undiagnosed?
While many medical conditions may go undiagnosed, if the failure to diagnose does not result in further harm, there is no claim, because there are no damages to pursue. On the other hand, when a serious medical condition is not diagnosed, the delayed diagnosis can cause substantial problems. Our lawyers frequently handle cases involving:
- Failure to diagnose breast cancer, prostate cancer and other types of cancer
- Failure to diagnose stroke
- Failure to diagnose heart attack
Do you believe that a medical condition worsened because of a failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis? Call us at (312) 346-5678 or send us an email. We handle every medical malpractice case on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless we get you compensation.