Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose Lawsuits

A patient visits a doctor with a set of symptoms relating to a particular problem. They don’t know what this problem is; they rely upon the expert opinion of a highly educated and experienced medical professional to inform them as to what is wrong. They trust that their health care provider will perform the necessary tests to accurately determine the nature of the problem. Should their doctor, or other medical provider, make an inaccurate diagnosis, the patient may be led down the wrong treatment path. This can have dire implications for the patient’s future health; with many types of cancer, for instance, the success or failure of treatment relies heavily upon a timely diagnosis. It can be critical to catch an illness in its early stages. There are also forms of treatment which are potentially hazardous, if the disease or condition which they are intended to target is not actually present. The failure of a trained medical practitioner to correctly diagnose a condition can lead to further complications for a patient, including death from an otherwise treatable condition.

For almost twenty-five years, the legal team at Baizer Kolar P.C., have represented the victims of medical malpractice within the greater Chicago area. We specialize in the handling of cases related to improper diagnosis and misdiagnosis. Our clients have experienced a range of health complications, including permanent disability, due to the improper diagnosis of their medical conditions. Too often, we have had the somber duty of representing those whose loved ones have died due to this tragic circumstance.

We have seen many individual misdiagnoses related to the following conditions, which are readily diagnosed through proper examination.

  • Heart attack
  • Aortic dissection
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Appendicitis

The misdiagnosis of many types of cancer can lead to otherwise viable treatments being rendered ineffective, due to the creation of delays during which tumors may grow and spread. These cancers include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Cervical cancer

If you or someone you know have suffered severe complications as the result of a missed or inaccurate diagnosis, don’t further prolong your own suffering through inaction. You deserve compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, and other damages caused as a result of your improper diagnosis. At Baizer Kolar P.C., our experienced medical malpractice team has successfully represented hundreds of victims of misdiagnosis since 1992. People just like yourself, or your loved ones. People who have had their lives torn apart by treatable conditions, or by preventable complications. We have recovered millions in damages for individual clients, and in some cases we have even been able to successfully help patients to restore their health and put their lives back together, thanks to the provision of necessary resources. Being able to go about your life without the added stress of having to worry how you are going to pay your bills, or make your ends meet, is a vital and necessary part of any healing process.

We are here for you, to help you find justice and due recourse for the harm that has been visited against you through the negligence of medical malpractice. For a free consultation, call our Chicago office today at 312-772-4956. Don’t delay; others have already done enough of that for you.