Did A Doctor Fail To Diagnosis Your Illness?

When a doctor fails to diagnose a serious illness, the consequences for the patient can be devastating. Life-threatening diseases such as cancer can be cured if diagnosed and treated at an early stage. Once the disease has progressed, however, it may be too late to achieve a positive outcome.

Based in Miami, Florida, Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP is highly experienced in pursuing compensation on behalf of patients and their families in South and Central Florida who have been harmed by medical negligence. Our lawyers have recovered more than $100 million dollars in compensation for our clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases. For a free case evaluation, call 786-401-4708 or 800-610-9491.

Did The Doctor Commit Medical Malpractice?

Not every instance where a doctor fails to diagnose a serious medical condition in time to prevent serious harm is considered malpractice. Sometimes, a doctor can do everything that he or she should, and the patient still suffers serious harm or dies. Your doctor's actions (or failure to take action) would only be considered malpractice if his or her treatment fell short of the standard of care for the profession.

The following are examples of misdiagnosis that may be considered medical malpractice:

  • Failure to diagnose a heart attack or stroke in a hospital emergency room
  • Failure to diagnose cancer despite observable symptoms
  • Failure to order appropriate lab tests and images to diagnose cancer or other illness
  • Lab test errors, such as miscommunication or misreading of your lab test results

Medical treatment continues to improve, and many health conditions once considered incurable can now be successfully treated. Unfortunately, the prognosis changes if treatment comes too late.

If you have suffered a serious injury from misdiagnosis of your condition, or if a family member has died due to medical errors, call 786-401-4708, 800-610-9491 or contact us online for a confidential attorney consultation.