A significant number of medical malpractice cases are due to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a medical condition. Lack of a correct diagnosis can lead to incorrect or delayed treatment, worsening of a patient’s condition, and in severe cases, resulting in death.
In a case of misdiagnosis, the responsible medical professionals are held to a standard of reasonable care when it comes to their liability for injuries caused by the misdiagnosis. How your doctor arrived at your diagnosis becomes important to proving possible medical malpractice.
If a doctor failed to recognize your symptoms as potentially leading to the correct diagnosis or the doctor failed to perform the appropriate tests or seek the appropriate specialty opinions to properly diagnose your symptoms, he or she may be found liable for your injuries.
In other cases, the doctor may have ordered the correct tests but errors in testing led to a misdiagnosis. In these cases, the technician responsible for conducting the testing or the manufacturer of the testing equipment may be held liable for your injuries.
Common types of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnoses include:
To fully understand your rights and whether you have a case for misdiagnosis of your injuries, you should meet with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
With decades of experience and a team of accomplished physicians among our attorneys, Kline & Specter, PC, can help you identify the parties responsible for your injuries and counsel you on whether it is in your best interest to pursue a medical malpractice case.
Our attorneys have won seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements for our clients in misdiagnosis medical malpractices cases, such as a $33.1 million verdict in a delayed breast cancer diagnosis and a $25 million settlement for the misdiagnosis and failure to treat twin boys that resulted in their loss of sight.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries because of a misdiagnosis, let our experience work for you. Call 800-243-1100 today for your free medical malpractice case consultation. We represent clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and across the nation.