Failure to Diagnose
A common form of medical negligence or medical malpractice is the inability to diagnose a medical condition which can directly result in serious injury to the patient. Failure to diagnose can also include a delay in the diagnosis of a condition such as cancer or a misdiagnosis of a condition with similar symptoms. A mistake or delay in diagnosing any medical conditions can allow the disease to progress into stages that are irreversible and deadly. Doctors who fail to diagnosis their patients certain conditions and disease, such as cancer or appendicitis, in a timely manner can result in death.
Dangers of Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis
The unfortunate result of a failure to diagnose oftentimes is irreversible. Serious conditions which are left untreated can escalate, causing symptoms to worsen and sometimes causing secondary conditions. A condition can be exacerbated and possibly grow fatal if not diagnose properly by a medical professional.
You and/or your family may be entitled to compensation in a medical malpractice or wrongful death case when your physician or a health care provider fails to diagnose or misdiagnose a condition/disease. Contact our team of experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Snyder and Snyder immediately to seek your legal options for free.