Failure to Diagnose

Fort Lauderdale Failure to Diagnose/Delayed Diagnosis/Misdiagnosis Attorney

Contact this Fort Lauderdale Failure to Diagnose/Misdiagnosis Lawyer in your time of need. A failure to diagnose results when you are experiencing some sort of condition or illness/disease, you present to a doctor and the doctor tragically fails to diagnose the condition. For example, failure to diagnose cases can include infections. Typically, infections are progressive. That is, they get worse with time. If you see your doctor with the infection and the doctor fails to notice it, then the infection may get worse. If it is later determined that the doctor should have noticed the infection, then the doctor may be held liable for the worsening infection and whatever harmful effects it causes.

The doctor will be held to the standard of care of a reasonably prudent doctor. That is, if a reasonably prudent doctor would have diagnosed the infection and your doctor didn’t, then your doctor may be held liable for the worsening infection.

When infections become really bad, they may lead to sepsis. Sepsis is defined as organ dysfunction caused by the body’s response to an infection. Sepsis may be life-threatening.

If you’ve been the victim of a doctor or other medical provider’s failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis anyplace in the State of Florida, contact Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711 to obtain a free, no obligation consultion. Mr. Quackenbush will not charge you to talk about your case.

Should you choose to hire Mr. Quackenbush to represent you in your case, he will work on a contingency basis. This means that Mr. Quackenbush will not get paid until you’ve received compensation in your case, so there is no risk to you.

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Doctors also often fail to diagnose cancer. Cancer can, of course, be extremely progressive. When a doctor misses your cancer, this may cause the cancer to spread further and become a more serious situation. If it is later determined that a reasonably prudent doctor would have caught the cancer, then your doctor may be held liable for the worsening condition.

Breast cancer is one type of cancer, for example, that is frequently not diagnosed when it should be. Doctors are supposed to examine women to catch breast cancer early, but this isn’t always done (for instance, a doctor may miss a lump in a woman’s breast). When a doctor misses a woman’s breast cancer and the breast cancer progresses as a result, the doctor may be liable for the worsening cancer.

A failure to diagnose case may also result from a doctor’s misreading of an x-ray, MRI or CT scan. This can be in the form of a misread by a radiologist (which would be called radiological malpractice) or another doctor. If the doctor reading the x-ray, MRI or CT scan missed a progressive condition and the condition did in fact become worse after the misread, then the doctor can be held responsible for the worsening condition if a reasonably prudent doctor would have caught it in the first place.

A failure to diagnose case can also result from a doctor’s misreading of laboratory results. If you have a progressive condition that would have showed up on a laboratory result and your doctor missed it, he or she may be help responsible if your condition becomes progressively worse as a result.

If it was a laboratory technician that misread the laboratory result (leading to the doctor’s improper treatment), then it may be the lab tech who is responsible for the malpractice.

The defense in a failure to diagnose case will typically argue that your condition would have deteriorated even if your doctor had correctly diagnosed the condition in the first place. In other words, the defense may argue that there would have been nothing that the doctor could have done even if the condition was correctly diagnosed. As such, it will be important for you to be able to prove that, if the condition had been initially diagnosed correctly, then the doctor (or another doctor) would have been able to provide treatment which could have prevented the worsening of the condition.

In order to prove this, Mr. Quackenbush will hire other doctors as expert witnesses in your case. The other doctors will review your medical records and determine what was done wrong, by who, when, and what could have/should have been done differently. The other doctors will sign affidavits to that effect, and this is actually required by law in order to pursue a medical malpractice case.

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In contrast to a failure to diagnose case, a case of misdiagnosis results when a doctor evaluates you and your condition and gives you a diagnosis that is incorrect. In other words, instead of simply missing your condition, the doctor may diagnose it as something incorrect. When this happens, the doctor may prescribe you treatment that isn’t necessary – and may actually be harmful. If the treatment you receive causes you harm, then you may have a misdiagnosis case against the doctor that gave the incorrect diagnosis.

If such a misdiagnosis causes the death of your loved one, then you may be able to pursue a medical malpractice wrongful death case on your loved one’s behalf. Nevertheless, there are all sorts of restrictions and limitations that go along with a medical malpractice wrongful death case (such as limitations on who is able to benefit from your loved one’s case), so you should contact Mr. Quackenbush as soon as possible.

One thing that is important to be aware of is that the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice case is two-years. So, typically you have two-years from the date of the malpractice to file a lawsuit. As such, you should call Mr. Quackenbush as soon as possible.

Call this Broward County Failure to Diagnose/Delayed Diagnosis/Misdiagnosis Law Firm at 786-294-7711

Contact Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711 for a free, no obligation consultation if you’ve been harmed by a failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis occurring anywhere in the State of Florida. Mr. Quackenbush will discuss all aspects of your case with you for free.

Should you decide to hire Mr. Quackenbush to work on your case, he will do so on contingency. This means that he won’t charge you until a recovery has been made in your case, so there is no risk to you.

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