West Palm Beach Failure to Diagnose Lawyer
Medical Malpractice Claims for a Failure to Diagnose
According to statistics released by the National Practitioner Data Bank, 33% of allegations of medical malpractice cases stem from diagnostic errors. In 2012, damages paid in the U.S. to settle malpractice lawsuits amounted to 3.6 billion dollars. If you have been the victim of a failure to diagnose a serious illness or condition, you deserve to receive damages to compensate you for your financial losses, as well as for pain and suffering or damages for the wrongful death of a loved one. At the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. you can expect the highest level of professionalism and dedication from your West Palm Beach medical malpractice attorney.
Are you the victim of a delayed diagnosis?
Failing to diagnose an illness quickly can result in missed treatment opportunities. Cancer is a disease that has many treatment modalities available. Failing to diagnose early stage cancer can make the difference between life and death. A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed in cases of this form of medical negligence. There are many circumstances that may result in a patient being misdiagnosed, and doctors can make errors which are not considered malpractice. Doctors and other medical professionals must adhere to standard practices when diagnosing illnesses or conditions.
If there are injuries or losses attached to a doctor's diagnosis, the first action we will undertake is to determine if the accepted standard of care was applied. For example, did your misdiagnosis stem from faulty laboratory results? Did an x-ray technician make an error, or attending medical professional fail to read the indicators of an illness or condition on any test result? Did the laboratory confuse your specimens or films with those of others? There are many layers to a misdiagnosis. We are experienced in determining what actually occurred, and in case development that could achieve a positive outcome in cases of a failure to diagnose.
West Palm Beach Malpractice Lawyer for Misdiagnosis
As in all medical malpractice lawsuits, negligence by the doctor, dentist or other practitioner must be fully established, and will likely be challenged by the insurance company. There are agreed standards of care that exist to measure diagnostic standards. We have access to the experts you will need to support your claim of misdiagnosis. Our initial consultation will cover all aspects of how to proceed. Please contact our office today for a free case evaluation and to discuss how to proceed legally.