Failure to Diagnose


Doctors and health care providers are highly trained professionals who have chosen to provide care for the sick and those in immediate need of medical assistance. You have placed your trust in these medical professionals to discharge their duties in the professional manner for which they have been trained.

The level of care provided to you rests on the doctor’s ability to timely and properly diagnose patient’s medical problems. The care provided is a universal process, in that, all doctors are required to provide the same level of care to their patients on a national scale.

When a doctor fails to recognize the warning signs or fails to diagnose symptoms associated with a medical problem in a patient, they are not just at fault for missing the symptoms, but, are also held accountable for the ramifications that stem from that failure to diagnose.

Patients entrust doctors with their very lives. There is no higher trust that can be established with a medical doctor. When a doctor fails to meet the responsibility entrusted to him, a life hangs in the balance. Doctors are trained to identify the signs and symptoms of a medical condition and thus to timely and properly treat patients. When a doctor fails to live up to his responsibility, patients are left with:

  • Soaring medical bills.
  • Longer treatment times.
  • Ongoing lost wages.
  • More serious medical conditions.
  • Paralysis.
  • Death

While an unknown number of medical conditions fail to be diagnosed each year, the medical conditions most often associated with a failure to diagnose are:

  • Bone fractures.
  • Breast cancer.
  • Cervical cancer.
  • Lung cancer.
  • Prostate cancer.
  • Heart Attacks.
  • Strokes.

As personal injury lawyers we cannot take back the time that has been lost as a result of a failure to diagnose, but we can provide the patient and the patient’s family with the needed financial resources for care if necessary or to simply carry on life where you left off before the negligence.

27126990_mlYou are the victim, not the doctor, and you have rights. For every patient that reports a failure to diagnose, there are literally hundreds that do not get reported.

Do not allow another patient to feel the same pain and anguish you are feeling. Call our personal injury lawyers today and lets discuss your medical malpractice case.

Your body, your mental status and your life are held in the balance when a doctor fails to perform the job they have sworn to perform. Give us a call and get back in control of your life.

You may not be able to reverse the failure to diagnose, but you will be able to provide yourself and your family with the financial means necessary to keep moving forward.