Posted: February 4, 2022

A delayed or missed medical diagnosis can have a profound impact on the health and even mortality of a patient. When a disease or disorder is misdiagnosed or missed and serious harm follows, victims may be entitled to seek compensation through legal action.

Cancer Misdiagnosis

Cancer is a commonly misdiagnosed medical condition. Among those types of cancer often overlooked are:

Misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis of cancer can result in serious or fatal complications. If your cancer diagnosis or that of a loved one was delayed and you suspect malpractice played a role, our firm is here to listen to your story, provide straightforward information about your options, and help you choose the best path forward. We offer free case evaluations. 

Other Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions

 Other diseases, disorders, and conditions can be overlooked or misdiagnosed. These include:

  • Lupus
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Lyme Disease
  • Autoimmune Disorders

Research has found that one in 20 adults is misdiagnosed every year, resulting in about 11 million misdiagnoses in the United States annually. These may be the result of provider inexperience, ordering improper tests, misreading test results, and failing to properly assess symptoms. But no matter the cause, the consequences are often catastrophic.

Do You Need Help?

The medical malpractice lawyers at Kline & Specter have decades of experience representing victims of misdiagnosis. Five of our attorneys are also medical doctors, giving us unique insight into these and other medical malpractice claims, and we build each case for trial, even if it is likely to settle out of court. This helps ensure our clients receive the most thorough and effective representation.

Our firm and its attorneys, now numbering more than 50 with five doctor/lawyers – the most on the nation -- have secured numerous major medical malpractice recoveries. Those include among the largest medical malpractice verdicts and settlements in Pennsylvania history. In one case, Kline & Specter won a $33.1 million verdict for the family of a Lehigh County, Pa., woman who died following a missed diagnosis for breast cancer.

Kline & Specter represents victims of medical malpractice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York. We work with established firms, as appropriate, in all other states.