When A Diagnostic Error Resulted In Harm
As you consult with doctors and put your trust in other medical service providers such as diagnostic laboratories, you rightfully expect to get accurate, honest and timely answers. You also expect prompt treatments appropriate to your illness or medical condition. When you suffer harm as a result of a misdiagnosis or a provider’s failure to diagnose a problem, you should discuss your experience with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
Harper & Peterson, P.L.L.C., has helped many clients recover compensation after they had been wronged through a delayed or wrong diagnosis. We are a small firm with a strong track record of successful outcomes. Our experienced trial lawyers have achieved many substantial settlements and verdicts on behalf of people harmed through medical malpractice.
Your Illness Or Condition That Escaped Proper Diagnosis
You may have suffered because of a diagnostic error after you visited an emergency room (ER), went to urgent care or consulted with a doctor in a clinic setting. Did your child’s state of health — or your own — worsen after a health care provider misdiagnosed or failed to diagnose an illness or condition such as the following?
- Oversized fetus
- Blood clot
- Breast cancer
- Prostrate cancer
- Any other cancer
- Heart attack
- Heart disease
In the best-case scenario, you may need additional recovery time and/or treatments to correct the error. In a worst-case scenario, you may now live with a permanent disability or face a premature death because of the diagnostic error.
Calculating Your Losses
What preventable complications do you now face because of a misdiagnosis or a diagnostic error?
- It may be too late for a surgical solution and you may now face longer, less effective treatments like chemotherapy.
- You may be unable to return to work for much longer than anticipated because you did not receive correct treatments on time.
- If the misdiagnosis was pregnancy-related, your newborn child may have suffered a birth injury like cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy that could have been prevented. Your son or daughter could face a lifetime of therapy and health issues because of a delayed C-section.
- Your loved one may have died after receiving an incorrect diagnosis. Now, your family faces end-of-life expenses, as well as the loss of your family member’s income and companionship.
Any of these or other consequences of a diagnostic failure will likely result in medical and therapeutic expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering. For a medical malpractice claim, you can pursue legal and financial remedies, including financial compensation. A settlement or court verdict may also require a care provider to take tangible steps to avoid future similar errors.
Get Answers And Professional Help If A Diagnostic Mistake Hurt You Or Your Loved One
Initial consultations are free at Harper & Peterson, P.L.L.C. If our personal injury firm agrees to represent you, we will be transparent about our contingency arrangement and other financial details. Schedule a consultation by calling 651-738-8539 (or 800-779-1466 toll free) or sending an email inquiry through this website.