Hospital Negligence Lawyer and Medical Malpractice Attorney reviews delayed diagnosis cases and failure to diagnose lawsuits for plaintiffs nationwide
Patients rely on hospital staff and doctors to make a prompt and accurate diagnosis of medical conditions and order the appropriate treatment. When medical professionals fail to treat patients quickly and properly, injuries and illnesses are likely to advance and worsen, and a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed on behalf of an injured plaintiff.
Physicians and hospital staff should treat serious medical conditions in a prompt manner to give patients the best chance of a minimal adverse health consequences and survival.
Failure to diagnose lawsuits are possible when hospital staff, nurses, doctors and surgeons fail to accurately diagnose a patient or delay diagnostic lab tests that complicate a health condition and results in injury or wrongful death.
Failure to Diagnose Lawsuits & Delayed Diagnosis
It is crucial to correctly diagnose conditions quickly so a medical team can begin the proper treatment as soon as possible. Delaying diagnoses and failing to diagnose may lead to health complications, the progression of a serious condition, permanent injury and death.
Doctors and nurses are not perfect, and have known to misdiagnose patients which leads to improper treatment and the worsening of the underlying condition.
Radiologists, lab techs, pharmacists, nurses and doctors have all been named as defendants in hospital negligence and medical malpractice suits for misinterpreting tests and x–rays, or failing to perform correct diagnostic tests.
Medical Misdiagnosis Lawsuits
- Aortic dissection
- Epidural Abscess
- Breast cancer
- Brain injuries
- Birth Injuries
- Pulmonary embolism
- Colorectal cancer
- Lung cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Cervical and Ovarian cancer
- Erb’s Palsy
- Stroke and Heart Attacks
Hospital Negligence & Delayed Medical Treatments
Medical treatments can be life-savers, but if a condition isn’t diagnosed, the treatments are delayed and may not be as effective. Hospital negligence plays a huge role in the overall well-being of patients. If hospitals function efficiently and are organized, the medical teams have a better chance to treat patients to the best of their ability.
Delayed diagnoses and failure to treat claims may include the following:
- Emergency room misdiagnosis
- ER delays in treatment
- Medical & Surgery errors
- Diagnostic Errors & Lab Negligence
- Radiology Malpractice
- Anesthesia Errors
- Delayed Birth & delivery malpractice
- Failure to diagnose stroke or aneurysm
- Failure to detect maternal infection
- Delay in treating brain injuries or concussions
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Failing to provide pap smears and prostate exams
- Mental health disorders
Delayed Cancer Diagnosis
A delayed cancer diagnosis, or a failure to diagnose cancer before the cancer spreads is a fairly common occurrence that can threaten the life o a patient. A timely cancer diagnosis is crucial for the survival of a cancer patient.
When a hospital team fails to diagnose cancer, the patient risks the metastasizing of cancer cells, and delays cancer treatment. Such instances will likely lead to complications. Contact a legal professional to investigate a failure to diagnose cancer to weigh your legal options.
Failure to Diagnose Birth Injury
Birth injuries may not only affect and infect but also the mother. Delivery malpractice lawsuits focus on a hospital’s failure to prevent and diagnose maternal injuries during or after childbirth. Childbirth injuries can be serious and life-threatening for the mother and child, and birth injury may not present until weeks after delivery.
If a birth injury occurs and doctors fail to follow up with a patient, legal action may be necessary to recover rightful compensation and to protect mothers into the future.
Emergency Room Delay Lawsuits
Hospitals have a tough task in admitting patients in the emergency room, but that is their duty. If a delayed emergency treatment leads to an injury or wrongful death, a plaintiffs may have a delayed treatment case.
Delayed Hospital Treatment & ER Medical Malpractice
Injured plaintiffs should contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney to investigate the root cause of an injury and review medical records and to determine who may be held legally liable. Hospital negligence cases require evidence that a nurse, doctor or hospital management failed to provide the standard of medical care by misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose a patient’s condition quickly and accurately.
Plaintiffs in failure to diagnose lawsuits can seek the recovery of medical costs, lost wages and earnings, rehabilitation expenses, and damages related to pain and suffering and long-term disability.
If you or a loved one has suffered through a misdiagnosis or a delay in treatment, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help Plaintiffs answer critical questions regarding failure to diagnose lawsuits.