Failure to diagnose a disease or medical condition is one of the most prevalent veins of medical malpractice. It most commonly occurs in two ways: either the physician misdiagnoses a condition, or he or she fails to simply diagnosis. Whether it's the result of incompetence, poor articulation and communication skills, or poor judgment on the part of the presiding physician, a misdiagnosis or the failure to diagnosis can lead to serious injury and death.
This form of malpractice has striking implications for patients with various forms of cancer, kidney failure, appendicitis, and more. In the case of cancer especially, early and accurate diagnosis is critical in preventing the spread of the disease to vital parts of the body. Acute emergencies such as appendicitis have commonly been misdiagnosed as acid indigestion, leading to rupturing of the appendix and death. Whatever the condition, patients are legally entitled to be treated with care when they are under the supervision of medical professionals. As such, assessing your legal rights after a failure to diagnose has affected you or a family member is highly recommended to ensure that no one else is harmed or killed by this malpractice.
Finding someone to turn to in the traumatic aftermath of a failure to diagnose can be a stressful endeavor if you don't have the utmost confidence in your legal representation. The search for Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers can confidently end with the Snyder Litigation Team. Our lawyers have won hundreds of millions of dollars in medical malpractice cases by navigating the legal system to expose critical oversights and repay the victims who suffered at the hands of medical professionals. By holding the healthcare industry accountable for its care, the Snyder Litigation Team has brought justice to several clients who have suffered as a result of a misdiagnosis or the failure to timely diagnose a medical condition.