Delayed Diagnosis Can Lead To Significant Patient Harm

Medical malpractice often comes in the form of delayed or missed diagnosis. When you turn to a medical professional and do not get the right kind of help in a timely manner, it can lead to additional medical problems and more suffering. It is critical to get the right diagnosis the first time.

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If you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice because of a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis, we can help. Our lawyer at the Law Offices of Neil M. Howard can evaluate your case, determine what happened and help you move forward with the appropriate legal option. Victims of malpractice in California could have a rightful claim to financial compensation through a civil claim.

Commonly Misdiagnosed Symptoms

When you turn to a doctor for help with your symptoms, pain and other complications, you trust the medical professional will run the appropriate tests and take the necessary steps to determine what is wrong and how to treat it. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Doctors may overlook symptoms, downplay the severity of your pain, take too long to diagnose or reach the wrong diagnosis. Commonly misdiagnosed medical conditions include:

  • Heart attacks, often diagnosed as indigestion
  • Cancer, which may be diagnosed as other medical conditions
  • Staph infections, often mistaken as the flu

Missing the right diagnosis or taking too long to diagnosis symptoms can harm a patient. It can allow for the progression of a serious disease, continued complications or even death.

An Experienced Attorney On Your Side

Our Los Angeles attorney understands the complexities of medical malpractice cases. He will carefully review all documentation and medical records to determine what happened, identifying the most appropriate way forward for you. Discuss your case in a confidential and free consultation. To speak with a medical malpractice lawyer, call us in El Segundo at 424-259-4807 or email for an appointment today.