Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers are Your Best Chance at a Positive Outcome and Full Restitution Following your Physician’s Failure to Diagnose
Tackling complex medical malpractice cases for more than 26 years
Physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers are tasked with caring for patients during all types of situations. Whether you present to the emergency room with symptoms or are simply undergoing an annual check-up at your regular doctor’s office, you deserve the highest level of care and treatment. Failure to diagnose or providing an incorrect diagnosis can lead to significant physical and financial hardships that are often entirely preventable. The Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers at McCann & Wall have decades of experience holding healthcare providers accountable for their negligence and helping victims recover full compensation.
Helping you understand the most common types of actions that lead to a failure to diagnose
During the evaluation of a patient, there are many different steps that must be taken to ensure a complete and accurate assessment. If any member of your healthcare team fails to properly do their job, important warning signs and symptoms may be overlooked. A failure to diagnose commonly results when a healthcare provider:
- Fails to fully communicate with the patient and obtain a complete medical history including past and present concerns
- Fails to order proper medical tests such as diagnostic imaging exams and blood and urine analyses
- Improperly interprets diagnostic imaging exams
- Fails to adequately monitor the patient’s progress and health status over time
- Provides an incorrect diagnosis and orders unnecessary testing and treatment
A failure to diagnose leads to devastating consequences for both the patient and family
A missed diagnosis often leads to delays in treatment, unnecessary and ineffective treatments and even death. In particular, the most serious complications and risk of death result from failing to diagnose:
- Aortic aneurysms
- Blood clots
- Heart attacks
These conditions have serious consequences if left untreated. Heart attacks and aortic aneurysms must be treated quickly to avoid death. Cancer is often treatable if detected in the early stages; however, delayed diagnoses allow the cancer to spread to other areas of the body and become untreatable.
Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers at McCann & Wall, LLC – We Work Hard to Hold Negligent Doctors Accountable
Watching a loved one suffer from additional and unnecessary health complications due to a provider’s failure to properly diagnose and treat medical conditions is a tragic and avoidable experience. If you have questions about your options, the medical negligence attorneys at McCann & Wall have the answers and experience you need. To discuss your case during a free consultation, call our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers today at 215-569-8488 or contact us online.