Failure to Diagnose Lawyers in Cleveland, Ohio
One of the most common forms of medical malpractice is failure to recognize symptoms that another doctor would have reasonably been able to recognize.
How Does a Doctor Fail to Diagnose a Disease?
Sometimes, a physician will run the wrong tests, misinterpret results, mix up a patient’s lab results with those of another patient, or assume that the lab would have drawn his or her attention to a potential problem. The doctor may also neglect to take the patient’s family history into consideration. In many cases, misdiagnosis is preventable.
What Damages Can I Pursue If a Doctor Failed to Diagnose My Condition?
Compensation in a medical malpractice may be awarded for:
- medical bills;
- lost income/earning potential;
- pain and suffering;
- mental anguish;
- reduced quality of life; and
- other significant losses.
If you file a failure to diagnose claim, your medical malpractice attorney will need to show the damages you’ve suffered as a result of the doctor’s negligence.
How Do I File a Claim?
If a doctor’s failure to diagnose a disease, such as cancer, or a condition, such as a heart attack or pneumonia, resulted in a delay in treatment that caused a severe and debilitating injury, contact our Cleveland office today for a free consultation. You may also download or request attorney Chris Mellino‘s free, easy-to-read guide to filing a claim in Ohio.