Seeking Compensation for Losses Caused by a Doctor’s Failure to Diagnose Serious Illness or Disease
In diagnosing and treating illnesses and chronic conditions, doctors are expected to follow standard treatment protocols. If a doctor fails to conduct certain blood tests, MRI / CAT scans, or follow-up on new symptoms, he or she could fail to diagnose a serious condition. Cancer and other serious diseases are often treatable if caught early. A patient’s outlook and prognosis are much worse when a mistake by a doctor, nurse, radiologist or other medical professional results in a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose cancer, heart attack, stroke or other serious condition. Unfortunately, in some cases, a doctor’s failure to diagnose can result in a needless death.
At The Deratany Firm we consult medical experts and health care specialists who identify violations of standard treatment protocols and general negligence on the part of doctors. We, along with medical experts, review a patient’s medical records, symptoms, and medical history. We point out what tests should have been run and uncover test results that should have resulted in further follow up in diagnosing life-threatening or fatal conditions.
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If you have suffered serious medical complications or have lost a family member due to negligence on the part of a doctor who failed to diagnose or misdiagnosed a medical condition, call 312-857-7285 or contact the medical malpractice lawyers at The Deratany Firm today.
When a Failure to Diagnose Leads to Serious Injury or Death
The Deratany Firm represents clients in medical malpractice cases involving a failure to diagnose a serious condition, including the following:
- Heart attack
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Skin cancer
- Prostrate cancer
- Diabetic reaction
- Allergic reaction
- Gastro-parasitic condition
- Lyme’s disease
How do I File a Lawsuit? Preparing a Medical Malpractice Case
The key to a malpractice case is expert testimony. Before a lawsuit is filed, we amass all of the pertinent medical records and files. These are then forwarded to experts in the same field as the physician or dentist. They examine the records and files and give us a preliminary opinion as to whether the doctor or dentist departed from generally accepted standards of care when they failed to diagnose a serious condition or disease. Only after we have obtained a preliminary expert opinion will we file a lawsuit. Our experts then examine our client and submit a formal report regarding malpractice based upon their review of the records, examination of the client, and their professional best judgment.
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In order to ensure our clients recover damages proportional to their injuries, we consult medical economists who present cost data analysis quantifying the cost of a delayed diagnosis. Since costs associated with cancer treatment and other medical complications are known, establishing the economic consequences of a failure to diagnose cancer is relatively straightforward. We also seek compensation for pain and suffering and we may pursue punitive damages in cases of gross negligence.
If you or someone you know has been injured at the hands of a medical professional, contact our experienced Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorneys for your free consultation. We are here to help.