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Failures To Diagnose, Delayed Diagnoses & Misdiagnoses Of Illnesses/Injuries

Studies show that medical misdiagnosis is a contributing factor to approximately 20% of all fatal illnesses. Medical misdiagnosis in non-fatal cases can also have serious consequences, including the waste of time and money for the patient. It can also result in a patient being exposed to treatments, tests, therapies, and medications with serious side effects, for problems they do not have. If you were misdiagnosed, your diagnosis was delayed, or your doctor failed to diagnose your illness or injury altogether, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice action. We will need to prove:

  • Your doctor owed you a duty of care;
  • This duty of care was breached because the doctor failed to act as a reasonable healthcare professional would have in the same or similar circumstances; and
  • You suffered quantifiable harm as a result.

Contact our Charleston, IL medical misdiagnosis attorneys at (217) 516-3451 today.

You Can Only Be Properly Treated If You Are Properly Diagnosed

Proper diagnosis is the first essential step in the treatment process. In order to correctly diagnose a problem, a physician must first correctly obtain all necessary information. For a physician to properly evaluate a patient, a physician must follow generally accepted means and methods. A physician must be familiar with potential symptoms, perform available tests and diagnostic procedures, and order and review necessary images, such as an X-ray or MRI. Referral to a specialist may also be warranted. When a physician fails to act in accordance with the set standards of their field, this may be considered an act of medical malpractice. Even missing the proper signs for a short period of time can have major and devastating effects on a patient’s life, particularly when dealing with cancer, heart conditions, aneurysms, or other conditions that must be treated as quickly as possible.

Helping Clients Across Central & Southern Illinois In Misdiagnosis Cases

There are many types of medical conditions that can be misdiagnosed, and many circumstances in which a physician may fail to act within the standards of their field. Spiros Law, P.C. has the experience to assist you or a loved one in determining whether there has been a medical misdiagnosis in your case. Our Charleston, IL misdiagnosis lawyers are experienced, compassionate, and ready to fight for you.

Contact us at (217) 516-3451 for more information about our firm and how we can help you.