Medical Malpractice: Failure To Diagnose Or Wrong Diagnosis

A simple blood test or X-ray. A few follow-up questions. A referral to a specialist. If your family member is disabled, dead or dying because a doctor missed the signs of a serious condition or dismissed your loved one’s complaints, there may be grounds to sue for malpractice.

Diagnosis errors are one of the most common and most unforgivable forms of medical negligence. By the time the mistake is realized, it is usually too late — the person has died or the damage is irreversible.

Florida Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer

The experienced trial attorneys of Feldman Legal Group have brought successful medical malpractice lawsuits for failure to diagnose cancer and other serious conditions, as well as lawsuits over the harm from a wrong diagnosis. We have four offices across Florida and represent patients and families statewide. Contact us today for a free initial assessment to discuss your suspicions.

Failure to diagnose/delayed diagnosis — To win damages, we have to show that medical professionals missed telltale symptoms of the disease, dismissed the patient’s complaints, failed to order blood work or further tests, or otherwise failed to identify a treatable condition in a timely fashion.

  • We sued a doctor who failed to diagnose a retinoblastoma (cancer of the eye). A simple eye flash test with the lights off, a standard procedure in exams, would have detected the disease.
  • One client suffered for many months, could not work and had a reduced life expectancy because symptoms diagnosed as a stroke were, in reality, multiple brain tumors.

Misdiagnosis — There are two problems when doctors act on a wrong conclusion. (A) The real condition goes untreated and (B) the treatment for the misdiagnosed condition may be unnecessary (such as surgery) or harmful (such as organ damage).

Tampa physician negligence lawyer Feldman Legal Group and his associates have handled diagnosis errors in cases of terminal cancers, ruptured appendicitis, chemotherapy poisoning and other catastrophic outcomes. Our firm has the resources and commitment to hold general practitioners, oncologists, radiologists and other doctors responsible for failing to follow standard protocols that would have identified the real medical issue in time.

Call from anywhere in Florida at 877-946-8293 to arrange a free case evaluation. We have offices in Tampa and Atlanta, and we can also travel to you or handle all the details remotely via email and the Internet.