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One of the most common and dangerous types of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis of an illness because it prevents patients from being treated, leading to severe injuries and possibly death.
If you or a loved one was a victim of misdiagnosis, contact the misdiagnosis lawyers at Janet, Janet & Suggs. Backed by a strong record of securing dozens of multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts, we represent medical malpractice victims from all over the country. We also charge no upfront fees or attorney’s fees unless we secure a favorable settlement or jury verdict.
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Misdiagnosis refers to situations where doctors or other medical professionals fail to diagnose a patient’s existing illness or diagnose the patient with a disease or condition he or she does not have.
Some of the most commonly misdiagnosed diseases include:
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Heart disease
- Pulmonary embolism
- Appendicitis in infants
There are many reasons why medical professionals misdiagnose illnesses, including:
- Failing to follow up with patients after diagnostic testing
- Not recommending that patients follow up with specialists
- Failing to order testing that may have revealed a disease
- Discharging patients too quickly
- Delaying treatment of a medical condition
- Losing test results
- Poor or incorrect analysis of blood work
- Taking too long to review medical test results
- Using defective instruments for testing
- Failing to include the correct diagnosis on a differential diagnosis list
- Failing to diagnose a disease often related to another disease you have
If a doctor failed to diagnose your illness or a loved one’s illness, you may have legal recourse. Our misdiagnosis lawyers will review your claim in a free consultation and explain your options.
Filing a Misdiagnosis Claim
Your misdiagnosis lawyer must establish three things to show you have a legitimate legal claim:
- You and your doctor had a doctor-patient relationship – This means you agreed to be treated and your doctor agreed to provide treatment. This relationship establishes a duty of care obligating the doctor to provide treatment that fits within accepted standards in the medical community.
- The doctor was negligent – This occurs when a doctor breaches the duty of care or fails to act the way another physician would if he or she were in a similar situation. This usually means the doctor was reckless or negligent at some point during the process of diagnosing your illness.
- You suffered injuries as a result of the doctor’s negligence – This means your injuries were directly caused by the doctor’s failure to correctly diagnose your illness.
Regardless of the specifics of your case, you need an experienced misdiagnosis lawyer to have a chance at recovering fair compensation. Multiple attorneys at Janet, Janet & Suggs focus their practices on medical malpractice claims.
Partner Howard A. Janet is widely recognized as a top medical malpractice attorney and has represented many victims of medical malpractice, including cases involving misdiagnosis of cancer.
Our firm has secured tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in cases involving misdiagnosis of lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and other forms of cancer.
Contact Our Misdiagnosis Lawyers Today
Your state may limit the amount of time you have to file a legal claim for misdiagnosis. That is why you should immediately contact our attorneys if you think you are a victim of misdiagnosis.
Janet, Janet & Suggs is firmly committed to holding negligent medical professionals accountable for the harm they have caused. Our attorneys have many years of experience representing victims of medical malpractice in multiple states.
By filing a legal claim, our misdiagnosis lawyers might be able to secure compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, physical therapy, and other damages.