Failure to Diagnose

Springfield Medical Malpractice Lawyer Ready to Help

Failure to diagnose can be one of the most devastating instances of medical negligence or malpractice. When a healthcare professional fails to properly diagnose or diagnose a condition in general, it can be devastating for a patient. If a diagnose was made in a more timely manner, the patient may have been able to get the care and treatment they needed. Likewise, if the diagnosis was made correctly, the proper measures could have been taken to prevent further development of the condition. In some cases, a failure to diagnose correctly can lead to improper treatment, causing more harm to the patient.

Common Conditions Not Properly Diagnosed

Attorney Goodman has helped countless clients navigate the legal system since 1977. He is invested in representing victims of medical malpractice and negligence throughout the area. He understands how to develop a strong and effective case, especially when involving medical experts and other complications. A Good Law Firm assists clients from start to finish through medical malpractice claims.

Our firm can help with a broad range of failure to diagnose cases, including those involving:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Appendicitis
  • Temporal Arteritis (leading to total or partial permanent blindness)

A failure to diagnose can result from misinterpreting test results, failing to order proper tests or screenings, failing to recognize common condition symptoms, and being uninformed about a patient's medical history and risk factors, among other issues.

Proving Failure to Diagnose

Whether your medical condition has worsened, you have suffered lifelong injuries and disabilities, or you have lost a loved one due to failure to diagnose, A Good Law Firm is ready to advocate on your behalf at this time. Proving failure to diagnose can be a complicated process, which is why our Springfield medical malpractice attorney offers insightful counsel and representation.

We can help you demonstrate the following in your claim:

  • There was a valid doctor-patient relationship at the time of the alleged diagnosis error
  • The doctor owed you a legal duty of care and breached / broke that duty in some way
  • You suffered some level of harm, injury, or disability
  • The doctor's breach was the cause of your suffering

If you developed a more serious condition or suffered further damage to your health because of a doctor's inexcusable diagnosis mistake, you may have a medical malpractice claim. While not every case involving a misdiagnosis or failed diagnosis may be considered malpractice—and doctors make mistakes in some cases—when a medical professional fails to act within the expected duty of care, it often results in injuries to the patient.