Failure to Diagnose and Misdiagnosis
Even highly experienced and competent doctors make diagnostic errors. However, the misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose must result in improper medical care, delayed treatment, or no treatment, which in turn must result in a worsening of the patient’s medical condition in order for the malpractice to be actionable.
A patient bringing a failure to misdiagnose case must prove that there was a doctor-patient relationship, that the doctor failed to live up to the standard of care in diagnosing the patient’s condition, and that the doctor’s failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis actually and proximately caused an actual injury. Most often, failure to diagnose cases involve disputes related to the applicable standard of care and whether the doctor’s failure to diagnose caused the plaintiff’s injury.
Failure to Diagnose and Misdiagnosis cases require lawyers with exceptional professional skills. Our attorneys at Demidchik Law Firm have many years of experience in failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis cases. They always provide the most professional advice for our clients. If you concerned that you might be a victim of medical malpractice, please contact us for a consultation.