St. Louis Failure to Diagnose Attorneys
A physician’s failure to diagnose an illness or condition may, under certain conditions, constitute medical negligence.
Early detection. Again and again it’s stressed in the medical literature and to the public at large as one of the most important factors in curing or controlling serious diseases. But when a doctor fails to diagnose an ailment, delays diagnosis or diagnoses incorrectly, a patient may lose all chances for recovery — and it could even cost the patient’s life.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical negligence involving failure to diagnose an illness or a delayed or incorrect diagnosis, contact the Missouri and Illinois medical malpractice and failure-to-diagnose attorneys at Zevan and Davidson today to schedule a free consultation by calling (314) 588-7200 or filling out our online contact form.
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What Are the Common Mistakes That Result in Failure to Diagnose?
A physician’s failure to diagnose an illness or condition may, under certain conditions, constitute medical negligence. That’s because physicians have a duty to recognize the signs and symptoms of certain diseases.
Some of the most common mistakes leading to failure to diagnose include:
- Misinterpretation of x-rays
- Not listening to patients as they describe symptoms
- Failing to order important and necessary tests
- Misinterpreting symptoms
- Misinterpreting lab results
Some of the diseases most commonly involved in failure to diagnose are stroke, breast cancer, colon cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, heart attack and appendicitis.
The medical malpractice attorneys at the Zevan and Davidson Law Firm have seen firsthand the devastating effects failure to diagnose can have on a patient and the patient’s family. Although no amount of money can restore health, give back a lost opportunity for recovery or bring back a loved one who has died, a lawsuit can help ensure that another patient doesn’t suffer a similar fate.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney from the Zevan Davidson Law Firm today
The time allowed by law in Missouri and Illinois which you may file a medical malpractice lawsuit arising from a failure to diagnose is limited. If you wait to contact an attorney, you may end up being barred by the statute of limitations from proceeding.
Get immediate help. If you believe that you have a medical negligence or malpractice claim arising from a physician’s failure to diagnose, contact the Missouri and Illinois medical malpractice attorneys at the Zevan and Davidson Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation by calling (314) 588-7200 or filling out our online contact form.