Failure to diagnose is medical malpractice and the attorneys at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania law firm of The Levin Firm understand the seriousness that a failure to diagnose can possess. Many times patients present with very mild symptoms such as the flu, body aches or chest congestion. Our medical malpractice lawyers understand that these mild symptoms can be indicators of very serious conditions which often lead to what our attorneys call a “failure to diagnose.” We rely on our team of doctors and other medical professionals to tell us what is wrong when a failure to diagnose occurs, so that we can properly represent our clients and so justice is served.
Sometimes, we must undergo a number of tests and screenings before we are given a diagnosis as to what is wrong. Once we are diagnosed with a condition, be it a mild flu virus or a possibly fatal disease, we know what kind of treatment we need to undergo and how soon. This is why it is so important that conditions be correctly and promptly diagnosed.
Unfortunately, all too often, patients are not properly diagnosed. Sometimes, this is the fault of a doctor who does not properly interpret test results. It could also be due to a negligently performed test or screen. In some cases, support staff may have even made a mistake such as mixing up paperwork or writing the wrong name on a file. Regardless of the cause, a failure to diagnose could lead to the patient being treated for the wrong condition, possibly taking dangerous medications or undergoing risky surgeries that aren’t necessary. It could also cause a serious illness to go completely untreated, eventually progressing to a serious or even fatal stage. While preventable, injuries can occur when diagnostic testing is negligently undertaken.
If you have suffered an injury as the result of a doctor’s or other medical professional’s failure to diagnose your condition, you need an attorney who will fight for your rights and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve to feel whole again.
Representing clients who were not properly diagnosed requires a team of lawyers, nurses and others trained to review the facts of these cases, including medical records. It can be very difficult to prove that even the most serious failure to diagnose is the result of medical malpractice. That’s why you need attorneys on your side to investigate medical records and find the best medical experts to examine the extent of your injuries. At The Levin Firm, we also work with highly-regarded experts to determine the type of medical malpractice and how and why it happened. At times, we will work with other law firms that have particular expertise to assure that our clients receive the most thorough and zealous representation.
When you need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or New Jersey personal injury attorney to represent you, a family member or friend who was not properly diagnosed due to medical malpractice, contact The Levin Firm, who represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case. =
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