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One of the most common medical mistakes is the misdiagnosis of symptoms or the failure to diagnose a medical condition. When warning signs or symptoms are present, it is often critical to the patient’s health that the doctor recognize those symptoms and make a prompt diagnosis.
A delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis of a medical condition can prevent a patient from seeking necessary diagnostic testing and may deprive a patient of an opportunity to receive treatment which could significantly impact their condition. This is especially true in cases of cancer misdiagnosis or other such conditions where early treatment is critical.
Medical mistakes often result in a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose when the doctor fails to give their full time and attention to the patient. If a doctor fails to recognize or appreciate the complaints of their patient, the results can lead to significant injuries. If injuries resulting from a misdiagnosis could have been prevented, the patient and their family should not be responsible for the damages caused.
The medical misdiagnosis attorneys at The O’Keefe Firm have years of experience handling complex medical malpractice lawsuits. We can review the circumstances surrounding the medical treatment with our experts to determine if you and your family may be entitled to compensation. If you have a claim, we have the resources to fight for your recovery and protect your interests.
There are no fees or expenses unless we obtain a recovery. Every claim for medical malpractice has a time limit within which the lawsuit must be filed, known as the Statute of Limitations. Time may be running out on your claim, so you should have any potential claim reviewed as soon as possible to make sure your family is protected.