A delayed diagnosis of a medical problem is medical malpractice. Our Philadelphia lawyers understand that when we have a bad cough, a rash on our arm, or a stomachache, we rely on doctors to tell us what is wrong. If the diagnosis of our problem is delayed in anyway, medical malpractice is the result. Our attorneys understand that a delayed diagnosis may occur because we must undergo a number of tests and screenings before we are given a diagnosis. However, our lawyers believe that if a diagnosis takes too long, medical malpractice may occur. Once we are diagnosed with a condition, be it a mild flu virus or a possibly fatal disease, we can begin treatment to ensure that our condition does not worsen. This is why it is so important that conditions be diagnosed as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, all too often, diagnoses come too late. 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. A delayed diagnosis could also be attributable to a long hospital backlog, where patients must wait a long time between appointments and tests take a long time as well. Regardless of the cause, a delayed diagnosis could allow a very serious illness to go completely untreated, eventually progressing to a serious or even fatal stage. While preventable, injuries can occur when critical diagnoses are delayed.
If you have suffered an injury as the result of a doctor’s or other medical professional’s delayed diagnosis, 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 timely 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 delay in diagnosis 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 received a delayed diagnosis 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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