Failure To Diagnose Misdiagnosis
Connecticut Medical Malpractice Attorney ● Failure to Diagnose / Misdiagnosis
At Weinstein & Wisser, P.C., in West Hartford, Connecticut, we represent clients who have been seriously injured as a result of a physician or other health care provider failing to diagnose a medical condition or disease. Physician malpractice may also arise from a doctor's misdiagnosis of a medical condition. If you have been injured or lost a family member due to either occurrence you may be entitled to recover money damages. To speak with an experienced Connecticut medical malpractice attorney about your claim, contact our law office for a free initial consultation.
Hospital malpractice and doctor malpractice claims occur for many different reasons, including:
- Failing to correctly read tests
- Failing to report tests properly
- Failure in communication among diagnosing clinics
- Failure of staff or nurse to respond to patient actions or complaints
A failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis may result in the patient receiving no treatment, enduring unnecessary pain, experiencing a decline in health, or the patient could die. The injuries may have all been preventable if a proper diagnosis had been made. Misdiagnosis or a negligent failure to diagnose could result in a patient dying from cancer because a physician failed to diagnose a cancerous tumor on an x-ray. Sometimes patients need medical specialists for neurology or cardiology. A physician or health care specialist must make an appropriate diagnosis and take steps to ensure appropriate care, including making proper referrals to other specialists. Physicians and other medical professionals have a duty of care to patients required and regulated by law. When they fail to meet that standard of care and their failure results in injuries, they may be held liable for those injuries.
Please contact Weinstein & Wisser, P.C., today, for a complimentary initial consultation. Our medical malpractice attorney will assess your case based upon our years of experience and knowledge of medical injuries and causes.