Regardless of the type of medical condition you may be suffering from, getting a prompt and accurate diagnosis can greatly boost your chances of having a successful recovery. Many medical malpractice claims arise from improper or delayed diagnosis. When any health care provider delays in arriving at a diagnosis of an illness, it can increase your chances of further complications, or even in some cases, death. Medical issues that were once easily treatable can progress and require a more invasive treatment, or can pass the point of ever being treatable.
We have represented many clients who have unfortunately been victims of delayed diagnosis. In these cases, the medical providers have either misread x-ray results, lost test results, or in some cases performed the wrong tests altogether. Delayed diagnosis claims are often associated with the following illnesses/conditions:
- Breast Cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Aortic Dissection
- Lung cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Injuries sustained during routine surgeries
Our lawyers are part of one of the most experienced firms in Chicago, and we specialize in delayed diagnosis cases. If you believe that you or a loved one has been a victim of delayed diagnosis, do not hesitate to give our offices a call. Our experienced attorneys would be happy to discuss your potential medical malpractice case with you personally.