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A Missed Diagnosis Can Threaten Your Life

Last updated on December 4, 2023

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. 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. If a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis injured you or a loved one, speak with a medical malpractice lawyer right away.

At Weinstein & Wisser, P.C., we represent clients throughout the Hartford area who have been seriously injured as a result of a physician or other health care provider failing to diagnose or misdiagnosing a medical condition or disease. To speak with a Connecticut medical malpractice attorney with more than 35 years of experience, contact our law office for a free initial consultation.

How Does Misdiagnosis Happen?

Hospital malpractice and doctor malpractice claims occur for many 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. For example, misdiagnosis or a negligent failure to diagnose could result in a patient dying from cancer because a physician failed to diagnose a cancerous tumor clinically or on an x-ray. Sometimes patients need medical specialists for neurology or cardiology.

Either a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis can drastically affect your health and your life. If you have been injured or lost a family member due to either occurrence, you may be entitled to recover money damages. Speak with us today.

Have Your Case Assessed

Please contact Weinstein & Wisser, P.C., today, for a complimentary initial consultation. Our medical malpractice attorney will assess your case and discuss your options. Call our West Hartford office at 860-881-2732 or contact us online.