Cincinnati Misdiagnosis & Failure to Diagnose Lawyer

Diagnosing medical conditions is one of the duties a physician owes to his or her patients. A medical diagnosis takes analyzing signs and symptoms, creating a list of possible causes, and using diagnostic tests to execute the process of elimination. Negligence during the diagnosis process could result in diagnosing the wrong condition or failing to diagnose a condition altogether. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries or illnesses because of misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose, speak to a Cincinnati misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose attorney at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. Call (513) 370-5807 today to request a free consultation.

Why Choose Elk & Elk Co., Ltd?

  • We will be by your side during your medical malpractice case, standing by you to obtain a resolution that suits your needs and the problem you suffer.
  • We care about clients in Ohio and serve many different communities with offices located throughout the state.
  • We maintain openness, honesty, transparency, and communication with our clients. Your needs will inform our comprehensive legal strategy.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis, so you will not pay a dime for our services unless we win your case.

When to Call a Cincinnati Misdiagnosis & Failure to Diagnose Attorney

Learning you have a serious medical condition is alarming. Discovering that your doctor reasonably could have made the diagnosis months or years ago – when it would have made a major difference to your prognosis – is even more upsetting. If you believe a physician negligently misdiagnosed or failed to diagnose your condition, resulting in a worse prognosis for recovery, contact an attorney. A medical malpractice lawyer can help you deal with the complex legwork of your case while you focus on your physical recovery. A Cincinnati misdiagnosis & failure to diagnose lawyer can explain your rights and take on insurance corporations on your behalf.

Types of Diagnostic Mistakes

A physician can make a few different types of diagnosis errors that may upend a patient’s life. Any diagnosis mistake that a reasonable and prudent physician would not have made under similar circumstances may qualify as medical malpractice.

  • Failure to diagnose. Failure to diagnose an illness or injury can occur when the doctor negligently does not live up to the standard of care, resulting in no diagnosis at all. Failure to diagnose could cause injury by preventing the patient from receiving the treatment he or she needs.
  • Misdiagnosis. A misdiagnosis can occur when a physician ignores certain symptoms, orders the wrong tests, does not adequately use his or her education as a physician, or puts the wrong conditions on the list of potential diagnoses. Misdiagnosis can lead to treatments the patient does not need and lack of treatments he or she does need.
  • Delayed diagnosis. A delayed diagnosis can come too late for the patient to receive or benefit from life-saving treatments. Delayed diagnosis is especially harmful in cancer cases, where timely diagnosis and action is critical for the future of the patient.

A physician could make a diagnosis error from ignoring patient complaints, emphasizing the wrong symptoms, failing to order the correct tests, failing to refer the patient to a specialist, or misreading test results. A few commonly misdiagnosed conditions include heart attack, stroke, pneumonia, Lyme disease, and Lupus. If you believe you have been the victim of a diagnosis mistake, contact an attorney right away.

Contact Elk & Elk Co., Ltd Today

Proving a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose case takes demonstrating through evidence that the doctor did not live up to the standard of care based on the circumstances. A medical malpractice attorney from Elk & Elk Co., Ltd can help you understand the issues surrounding your case. We can examine any available evidence, build a case based on your unique goals, and help you go up against physicians or hospitals in Cincinnati. We may be able to secure you compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and lost quality of life. Call (513) 370-5807 or contact us for your free case review.