Holding Doctors Liable For Misdiagnosis
Diagnosis is not always simple. Symptoms vary from person to person. A particular symptom could indicate many different maladies. But when a doctor can’t pinpoint the problem, there is a process to follow to reach the right diagnosis in a timely manner. A delayed diagnosis robs the patient of a chance to heal or live longer. A medical misdiagnosis can lead to harmful treatment.
Failure to diagnose is not always medical malpractice. But you may have grounds to sue if medical professionals missed the signs, failed to follow up or jumped to unsupported conclusions. In some situations, doctors may eventually reach the proper diagnosis, but a delay in diagnosing the medical issue can lead to dire consequences for patients. The malpractice attorneys of Ward & Glass, L.L.P., can evaluate your claim and aggressively pursue your legal remedies.
Failure To Diagnose Cancer Or Life-Threatening Conditions
Our trial lawyers have obtained medical malpractice settlements and verdicts for clients in the Oklahoma City area and across Oklahoma. After listening to your story, we can arrange to have your medical records examined by a specialist who practices in the same field of medicine. Contact us if you suffered lasting injury or a loved one died because of failure to diagnose:
- Any type of cancer, whether treatable or terminal
- Sepsis or other infection
- Hemorrhage (internal bleeding)
- Heart attack or stroke
- Pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Broken bones
We hold hospitals accountable for failing to diagnose acute medical conditions in the emergency room, especially when patients in distress are parked in a waiting room or sent home without treatment.
We hold oncologists and other physicians accountable for failing to diagnose cancer and other serious condition, especially when timely treatment could have reversed the disease or saved the person’s life.
We hold doctors, radiologists, lab technicians, nurses and other medical professionals accountable for misreading lab results, failing to order tests, ignoring patient complaints, or otherwise bypassing hospital protocols and standard medical practices.
Do You Have A Case?
Medical malpractice cases are hard to win, but our firm is known for taking tough cases and getting results. To schedule a free consultation at the office of Ward & Glass, L.L.P., in Norman, call 405-360-9700 or reach us online.