Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawyer and Hospital Negligence Attorney reviewing delayed diagnosis lawsuits and cases of delayed treatment for injured plaintiffs nationwide
Doctors and medical staff treating serious medical conditions have a duty to act in a prompt manner to give each patient the best chance of a minimal health impact and survival. Delayed diagnosis lawsuits arise when hospital staff, doctors and surgeons fail to either correctly diagnose a patient or delay diagnostic tests that results in complications, injury or death.
Any delay in medical treatment can be crucial for patients with a variety of health issues. A misdiagnosis can result in permanent injury or patient death. Because of the mismanagement of hospitals and medical centers, and the negligence of some medical staff, delayed diagnoses and delayed treatments are becoming more common medical malpractice events.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati, Ohio Hospital Negligence Lawyer and Medical Malpractice Attorney investigating claims of delayed medical treatment and filing delayed diagnosis lawsuits for plaintiffs nationwide.
Delayed Treatment & Delayed Diagnosis Lawsuits
For many patients, it is critical to correctly diagnose medical conditions quickly and begin the correct treatment as early as possible. Delaying diagnoses may lead to complications, the progression of a condition, permanent injury or death. Some medical delays and treatment errors begin with doctors who are hesitant to order a myriad of diagnostic tests and lab work.
Doctors and nurse practitioners are also known to misdiagnose patients which ultimately is another way of delayed a proper diagnosis. Radiologists, lab technicians, nurses and doctors may misinterpret tests or x–rays, or fail to perform the correct tests in the first place.
Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions
- Aortic dissection
- Epidural Abscess
- Breast cancer
- Brain injuries
- Pulmonary embolism
- Lung cancer
- Hearing Loss
- Cervical and Ovarian cancer
Hospital Negligence & Delayed Medical Treatments
Medical professionals and hospitals are held responsible in cases where patients are misdiagnosed or are diagnosed but not attended to in a prompt manner. If doctors have tools at their disposal—MRIs, CT scans, blood tests, EKGs—but fail to use them to make a proper diagnosis, they can be held accountable by plaintiffs filing delayed diagnosis lawsuits. Delayed diagnoses and treatment claims can include any of the following:
- Emergency room misdiagnosis
- Medical mistakes and Hospital errors
- Diagnostic mistakes and lab negligence
- Surgery Errors
- Radiology Malpractice
- Failure to diagnose heart disease, stroke, or aneurysm
- Failure to recognize infection
- Delay in treatment of head injuries, brain injuries or concussions
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Failure to provide pap smears and prostate exams
- Failure to diagnose birth injury
- Mental health disorders
Delayed Treatment & Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Plaintiffs will benefit greatly from contacting an experienced medical malpractice attorney to investigate and review medical records and to determine who may be culpable in an injury or death. Hospital negligence claims will require evidence that a medical professional or hospital breached the standard of medical care by misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose a patient’s condition before complications or death.
Plaintiffs in delayed diagnosis lawsuits can expect to recover past and future medical costs, lost wages and income, rehabilitation expenses, and damages related to pain and suffering and emotional distress.
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 delayed misdiagnosis lawsuits.