When people go to a doctor’s office or hospital, they expect to have their sickness accurately detected and diagnosed. In most situations, that’s precisely what happens. However, there are times when a healthcare professional misdiagnoses or fails to diagnose a disease. A misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose can cause serious complications from delayed treatment and can even lead to wrongful death. When this happens, that healthcare provider is guilty of medical malpractice.
You and your family should not have to suffer because of an incompetent medical professional. If you believe that you are a victim of this type of medical malpractice then contact an Illinois misdiagnosis attorney from Lerner and Rowe today.
Causes of Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose
Accurate pathology is the first and most vital step in treating illness. Without a precise diagnosis, a patient could continue to suffer from the disease they have, acquire additional ailments stemming from the undiagnosed disease, or develop complications due to being treated for a sickness they don’t have. If sickness is never detected and treated, the patient could suffer a wrongful death.
Some common misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose errors include:
- Doctors or nurses failing to recognize symptoms
- Inappropriate or insufficient diagnostic laboratory tests
- Medical provider failing to order alternative diagnostics
- Coming to a conclusion based off an incorrect lab result
- Ignorance of an illness and its symptoms
- Unqualified healthcare professionals performing lab testing and analysis
- Malfunctioning lab equipment
The reasons listed above fall under incompetence/negligence. A healthcare provider failing to detect a disease or identifying the wrong disease can have severe consequences on your health. In some cases, the effects may be permanent or lead to wrongful death.
If you suspect that your health or the health of a family member has been impacted by a negligent medical professional then contact a Lerner and Rowe Illinois misdiagnosis attorney immediately. We have the knowledge and experience to help you get the highest compensation possible.
Contact an Illinois Misdiagnosis Attorney
The lawyers at Lerner and Rowe are ready to serve you, should you be a victim of a failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis. You may have gotten unsatisfactory healthcare, but you can be assured of getting world-class legal representation with Lerner and Rowe.
Our team will listen to your story carefully and with compassion. Next, our talented lawyers will dutifully examine every detail of your evidence and consult with highly-respected medical experts in order to build the strongest case possible. Finally, a Lerner and Rowe Illinois misdiagnosis attorney will battle fiercely in order to maximize your settlement. Remember, we do not charge fees until your case is won. Winning your case and getting you maximum restitution are our highest priorities.
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