Failure to Diagnose
Can I File a Lawsuit if a Provider Failed to Diagnose Illness?
Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis of a serious medical condition such as cancer, heart disease, staph infection or meningitis can allow the condition to escalate from easily treated to life-threatening.
If you suffered serious consequences from failure to diagnose a serious health threat in Pennsylvania, you may take legal action through filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. The Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers at MyPhillyLawyer can help. We bring more than 100 years of combined experience, helping you recover full and fair compensation for your suffering.
Contact an experienced attorney at MyPhillyLawyer today to discuss your case in a free initial consultation. Call 215-789-9346.
Types of Cases We Handle
We handle medical negligence and wrongful death claims stemming from failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis of:
- Breast cancer and other types of cancer
- Heart disease
- Staph infections
- Other serious illnesses and infections
Causes of Failed Diagnosis
In many cases, failure to diagnose can happen when health professionals simply do not listen to patients. By not taking symptoms seriously, doctors miss important information and often fail to perform necessary tests and diagnostic studies. In other instances, doctors misread radiology scans, causing them to miss signs of cancer or other illnesses.
Results of Failed Diagnosis
A missed diagnosis can lead to death in all too many cases. Failure to diagnose a heart condition or vascular irregularity can result in a fatal heart attack or stroke. In addition, serious infections such as MRSA (a form of staph infection often referred to as “mersa” or “the superbug”) can not only result in personal disaster, but can spread into a wider outbreak if left undiagnosed and untreated.
In any case where negligent failure to diagnose a potentially serious or life-threatening illness has caused serious harm, the team of attorneys and independent experts at MyPhillyLawyer can help. We are here to provide sound legal advice and dedicated representation. We are not intimidated by large insurance companies and will not hesitate to take your case to trial to recover fair compensation.
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