Diagnosis Errors May Constitute Medical Malpractice
It is an all-too-common scenario — a patient’s symptoms suggest a grave illness or urgent condition, but he or she is diagnosed with something less serious. An underlying disease or dire medical condition that should have been caught and treated worsens.
Thousands of patients die or suffer irreversible harm each year when doctors, radiologists, and other medical professionals fail to diagnose or properly treat illnesses. The Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyers of Rosen & Perry have a long record of holding negligent medical providers accountable in Western Pennsylvania and achieving record-setting settlements and verdicts.
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It costs you nothing to have our legal team explore your suspicions. Call 412-281-4200 for a free case evaluation.
This Shouldn’t Have Happened. Get the Compensation You Deserve.
We have won verdicts and settlements for cases resulting in death, brain damage, paralysis, organ failure, amputation, and other serious harm, including:
- Delayed diagnosis of cancer resulting in lost opportunities to cure the disease or extend life
- Undiagnosed heart attack or stroke
- Failure to diagnose pulmonary embolisms
- Failure to identify life-threatening infections or internal bleeding
- Failure to diagnose or properly treat diabetes
- Misdiagnosis leading to unnecessary surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy
- Undiagnosed cerebral palsy, kidney disease, and other conditions
Our experienced attorneys, aided by on-staff doctors, can decipher medical records and ask the right questions to uncover errors. Did the doctor fail to notice telltale symptoms or perform proper tests? Did the lab technicians make mistakes? Did the radiologist or physician misinterpret diagnostics tests, such as a mammogram, CT scan, MRI, X-ray, or EKG? Did the emergency room staff discharge a patient who should have been admitted? Sometimes we uncover a “smoking gun” error. Other times, we find a pattern of shortcuts, assumptions, miscommunications, or deviations from the standard of care prevented the correct diagnosis and treatment.
Do You Believe the Doctors Missed Something?
Please contact our Pittsburgh law firm at 412-281-4200 to arrange a free consultation with our trained medical professionals. If we take your case, there are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation.
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