Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis lawsuit

We trust doctors and medical professions to properly diagnose illnesses and provide the treatment that is necessary to cure that illness. However, often times, understaffed hospitals, overworked doctors and nurses are under tremendous pressure to put money and profit over quality patient care As a result, patients suffer.

Doctors overlook serious disease symptoms and fail to diagnose illnesses and conditions that need to be treated right away. Doctors, nurses and emergency staff either wrongly diagnose, fail to diagnose or diagnose an illness too late causing irreparable harm and a lot of grief to patients and their families.

What happens as a result of such medical negligence?

Patients, who have already been through a lot of pain and suffering, are put through even more pain by having to undergo unnecessary surgeries, more invasive treatment and possibly unnecessary medication. Failure to diagnose, a misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis can also result in death where serious diseases and conditions are concerned. Such misdiagnosis can happen as a result of faulty interpretations of ultrasound tests, MRI scans, CT scans, X-rays, lab test results and other medical or technical data. To be able to prove medical malpractice in a failure to diagnose case, an attorney must have the experience and resources it takes to delve into this technical information, interpret it and find out exactly what went wrong, where it went wrong and who was responsible for it.

The experienced Philadelphia failure to diagnose attorneys at Anapol Schwartz have successfully litigated or settled numerous cases for our clients. Proving malpractice in these cases is quite a challenge. But we utilize nationally recognized medical professionals and experts to review and analyze the actions and decisions of doctors in failure to diagnose cases. Our primary goal and objective in medical malpractice, especially misdiagnosis cases, is to make sure patients and their families who have been affected by their doctors’ wrong decisions receive the compensation and the resources they need to move on with their lives.

As skilled personal injury lawyers who have helped injured clients and their families for decades, we understand how to evaluate these cases and help you obtain much-needed funds to pay for surgery, medical care and in many of these cases hospice or in-home care. We are connected with some of the country’s top cardiologists, oncologists and other medical specialists who can provide insightful and compelling testimony in your case to help strengthen the evidence and prove your case.