When detected early, many diseases and illness can be effectively treated. Early treatment is sometimes the difference between life and death. With modern diagnostic equipment in the United States, doctors can provide diagnoses more effectively than ever before. Sadly, even with this technology and the years of required training for physicians, failure to diagnose potentially deadly conditions continues to occur in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
Failure to diagnose is a medical malpractice issue. When a careless doctor fails to diagnose a disease, you may be left facing additional medical expenses, invasive treatment and otherwise preventable death. The aggressive medical malpractice attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC have years of experience working both for the medical industry and victims of failure to diagnose in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
Misdiagnosis medical malpractice lawsuit Washington, D.C., Maryland, VirginiaMedical malpractice is a form of professional negligence. Medical malpractice occurs when the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or even death to the patient. To prove medical malpractice, you normally must demonstrate to a court several elements were present.
Misdiagnosis may fall within the definition of medical malpractice when a doctor’s diagnosis error leads to the wrong treatment, delayed treatment, or absolutely no treatment at all, your condition can become much worst, and you can possibly die. A doctor’s misdiagnosis is a form of medical malpractice because you are undergoing treatment that is not needed that can alter your health.
We have represented many people suffering from the results of undiagnosed or misdiagnosed medical conditions, including:
These conditions may go undiagnosed if a physician fails to listen to a patient’s concerns or improperly accounts for medical history. In other cases, diseases can go undiagnosed when a physician fails to order appropriate testing, or improperly analyzes or follows up with test results. A failure to diagnose a patient who has been diligent in their search for answers is entirely unacceptable, regardless of the patient’s race, gender or socioeconomic status.
An undiagnosed condition can result in:
The personal injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC are devoted to helping victims of medical malpractice receive compensation for the costs of their undiagnosed condition. We will work closely with you and your family, and we will ensure you receive the personalized attention your claim deserves. At The Cochran Firm DC, you are in direct contact with an actual attorney, and we have the resources, talent and experience to confront even the most powerful of wrongdoers.
Medical malpractice lawsuits are incredibly difficult to win. Our attorneys know the ins and outs of the system and have never backed down to the powerful interests of the medical community. We often seek reform when we take claims to trial, working not only to win for you the maximum compensation you are due but to also help prevent medical negligence in the future. We have the technology and combined resources of the national Cochran Firm to effectively investigate and present your case.
If you or a loved one has suffered additional damages following a failure to diagnose in Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Northern Virginia, please contact the medical malpractice attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC to schedule a free consultation today. Our live support representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-THE-FIRM (843-3476). During business hours, you may also contact our local number at 202-682-5800.