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Dealing with the death or serious illness of a loved one is always heartbreaking. Many times, those left behind find comfort in knowing that the doctors and care providers did everything they could to find a cure, but it was just their loved one’s time to go. It is an entirely different story when serious injury or even death was caused by a failure to diagnose.
Statistics show that around 40% of medical malpractice claims are due to the failure to diagnose certain conditions, so if you or a family member is suffering at the hands of a condition made worse by a healthcare provider’s neglect, then you need to contact the experienced attorneys at Hyatt & Weber. As Annapolis’ best “failure to diagnose” attorneys, Hyatt & Weber will thoroughly research the details of your case to uncover whether your doctors or nurses should be held accountable for negligence or lack of treatment.
Failure to diagnose basics
The failure to diagnose a condition is one of the most common types of medical misdiagnosis. Since most people tend to trust their doctors, we put our lives and the lives of our loved ones in their capable hands. Mistakes can be made by even the best doctors in the world, but if a delay or failure to diagnose leads to injury or disease progression that goes above and beyond what would have resulted from a timely diagnosis, then medical professionals could be held liable. Failure to diagnose cases are often difficult to prove, but the diligent team at Hyatt & Weber will thoroughly assess the situation to determine if a reasonably prudent doctor under similar circumstances would have come to the same conclusion. If evidence of negligence is found, then our failure to diagnose lawyers will go to bat for you to get the justice you deserve.
Most common conditions involving a failure to diagnose
Doctors and nurses have a sworn duty to recognize the signs and symptoms of certain diseases and an obligation to determine the root cause of any presenting symptoms. They should always take into account any risk factors the patient may have and monitor whether those factors have increased over time. Any delay in diagnosis due to a medical professional overlooking or dismissing symptoms can have deadly results.
The most common conditions affected by a failure to diagnose include:
- Heart attack
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Colon cancer
Dedicated failure to diagnose attorney
Since 1979, Hyatt & Weber has been successfully fighting medical negligence and failure to diagnose cases, and we won’t rest until you receive the absolute best possible results. We will be with you every step of the way, always keeping your best interests and legal rights at the forefront of the case. To find out more or to schedule a consultation, call us, today.