Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis
When a doctor misdiagnoses a serious illness, or the diagnosis is delayed, the consequence can be catastrophic for patients. Wrongful death is the most horrific outcome of a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, but even patients who survive their ordeal will likely endure tremendous pain and suffering from complications that would have been completely preventable had it not been for their doctor’s medical mistake. The medical malpractice lawyers at The Cochran Firm know only too well how difficult it can be to recover physically, financially and emotionally after a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. If you or someone you love was the victim of a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis, you deserve compensation from those responsible so you and your family can get on with life. It is vital to retain a skilled and aggressive medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible, to ensure your legal rights are protected.
At The Cochran Firm, our medical malpractice lawyers work every day to provide all of our clients with a level of service that honors the high standard of excellence established by our founder, Johnnie Cochran. If you or a loved one are trying to recover from an error in diagnosis, you can be assured that our medical malpractice attorneys will be with you every step of the way to make certain you are fairly and fully compensated for your suffering. To learn more about all of the ways The Cochran Firm can help you and your family get your lives back on track after a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, please contact us for a free, no obligation legal evaluation of your case today.
Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis Lawsuit
A 1999 study estimated that anywhere from 44,000 to 98,000 people die in the U.S. each year as a result of medical misdiagnosis, and as many as 9 million are injured, often permanently. Other statistics have suggested that 12% of cancer cases and 22-40% of emergency room/intensive care cases involve a misdiagnosis. Though misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis are unintentional on the part of the physician, any diagnostic error that occurs because of a physician’s negligence is still considered medical malpractice.
The most commonly misdiagnosed conditions include:
- Cancers, especially breast, lung, colon and cervical cancers
- Heart attack and stroke
- Blood clots, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
- Meningitis and other serious infections
- Parkinson’s disease
- Lyme disease
Doctors can fail to diagnose a patient correctly for any number of reasons, from misinterpreting x-rays and other tests, to refusing to listen to their patients. The law allows patients to collect compensation for medical malpractice if it is determined that a doctor or other healthcare provider failed to adhere to the medical standard of care in making a diagnosis. At The Cochran Firm, our medical malpractice attorneys have helped hundreds of people injured by negligent medical errors access the compensation they need to make a full recovery. If you believe your doctor negligently or recklessly failed to diagnose your illness, it is vital you contact the medical malpractice attorneys at The Cochran Firm today, so they can start an immediate investigation of your case before important evidence is destroyed or disappears. All medical malpractice cases are subject to strict, non-negotiable statutes of limitations, so please contact The Cochran Firm now so that your don’t forfeit your chance to collect the compensation you deserve.
Legal Help for Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis Victims
At The Cochran Firm, all of our highly-experienced attorneys are dedicated to providing quality legal representation to injured people, their families, and the ordinary citizen, just as Johnnie Cochran envisioned when he founded the firm over 40 years ago. If you or a loved one are seeking personal, dedicated and aggressive legal representation following misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, please contact The Cochran Firm today by filling out our online form, or call (513) 381-HURT