Failure to Diagnose Lawyers in Louisville, KY
Medical Malpractice Representation in Jefferson County & Southern Indiana
Failure to diagnose can be a form of medical malpractice. It occurs when your doctor or medical specialist fails to identify the cause of your health condition. Failure to do so can lead to the progression of the underlying disease or condition, increased symptoms and debility and, in the most serious cases, death. Without proper diagnosis, you fail to receive the necessary treatment that could restore your health or keep symptoms under control.
At Grossman Green PLLC, our award-winning team is well-versed in what it takes to create successful medical malpractice claims against doctors, hospitals, and their insurance companies. We have been litigating cases since the early 1980’s. At our firm, you will have the benefit of our team approach combined with the use of outside experts, investigators, and other professionals to help us prepare and build your case. Our team has earned a reputation for our impressive track record and the strong attorney-client partnerships we make.
Failure to Diagnose in Medical Malpractice
Medical professionals are in the business of healing and most are genuinely dedicated to giving you proper health care. Nevertheless, diagnosis failures occur all too often, leading to preventable and unnecessary patient suffering.
Examples of failure to diagnose can include:
- Misdiagnosis of stroke. This can include failure to recognize that a stroke is occurring, that it occurred at an earlier time, or that the patient shows signs of one that is about to occur. Strokes are a leading cause disability and death. The potential severity of consequences means that medical professionals must identify and treat as soon as possible.
- Emergency room malpractice. Emergency room doctors must act quickly in cases of sudden illnesses, accidents, or health crises. Because of the often hectic environment in these departments, diagnostic failures can occur, including the failure to recognize a heart attack or stroke.
- Failure to diagnose and treat cancer. Cancer is a potentially deadly disease which demands early detection and treatment. An example is breast cancer, which if caught in its earliest stages, can potentially be cured. Without a diagnosis, the patient’s life expectancy is reduced.
- Failure to diagnose heart attacks. This form of medical malpractice is among the most common. Heart attacks can have many symptoms and manifestation which may be confused with other health problems. Failure to recognize heart attacks can result in severe and permanent damage to the heart and death.
- Cardiology malpractice. These heart disease specialists can make mistakes such as failure to diagnose a heart attack, improper treatments, surgical errors, faulty follow-up care, and failure to provide adequate information on medical records.
Because they deal with human health issues that have the potential to debilitate, disable, or kill patients, doctors and medical specialists are held to a high standard of care. They are expected to provide timely and proper treatments that align with accepted protocols. Where mistakes or negligence occur, such as a failure to diagnose, they may be held liable in claims and lawsuits.
If you believe you or a loved one has suffered injury or harm because of a failure to diagnose, we strongly urge you to seek the guidance of a medical malpractice lawyer at Grossman Green PLLC. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income, and more. Our dedicated team can help you seek the justice you deserve.
Experienced and Knowledgeable TeamWith over 50 years of combined experience, our attorneys contribute their unique knowledge and background to help develop a winning strategy for the client.
Fearless Trial AttorneysIf it becomes necessary, we are not afraid to go to trial. In fact, from the beginning, we prepare every case with the potential of trial in mind.
Collaborative ApproachNot only do we collaborate internally, but we also collaborate with outside professionals and specialist in order to strengthen our clients' cases.
Strong Client-Attorney RelationshipsOur team strives to understand each client and their unique situation. In doing so, we're able to develop a tailored approach aimed at achieving the best possible result.
Failure to Diagnose $3.2 Million
Failure to Diagnose $1.7 Million
Delivery at Birth Injuries $1.7 Million
Hospital Negligence $1.1 Million
Anesthesia Negligence $1 Million
Death of a Child during Birth $800 Thousand
Surgical Complications $750 Thousand
Burn Injury Due to Radiation $500 Thousand
Retained Surgical Sponge $200 Thousand