Although doctors improve the lives of their patients every day, occasionally they make mistakes. When doctors make improper diagnoses, patients can experience pain, emotional distress, and prolonged suffering. Failure to diagnose is considered a form of medical malpractice and is estimated to account for 40% of all medical malpractice claims.
Failure to diagnose is a serious problem in today’s medical care system. If you or someone you know has suffered from a delayed, incorrect, or failed diagnosis, contact the Appleton medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 1-800-242-2874 for a free initial consultation
It is a doctor’s duty to correctly identify the cause of a patient’s symptoms. If, for any reason, a doctor is unable to determine the cause of a patient’s illness, they should refer their patient to another doctor or specialist who may be able to help.
When a condition is left undiagnosed, it can worsen over time, resulting in prolonged suffering and in some cases, even death. Cancer, for example, is frequently left undiagnosed by physicians, which allows the cancer to spread, making it more difficult to treat.
If you are suffering from an illness which was not properly diagnosed, you could be eligible for compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other related costs. Contact the Appleton personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 1-800-242-2874 to discuss the facts of your case.