Experienced Failure to Diagnose Attorneys Provide Staunch Advocacy for Victims in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington D.C. When doctors are guilty of failure to diagnose cancer or another serious ailment, our lawyers are on your side
When you go to the doctor, he or she reviews your symptoms to make a medical diagnosis. You may need scans, blood work, and other testing to make or confirm a diagnosis, and might need to see a specialist. You assume when you follow the right steps, that you will receive the diagnosis and medical care you need. But, what happens when a doctor fails to recognize a potentially serious ailment? If your health care team fails to make an accurate diagnosis, the consequences can be disastrous—or even deadly.
Victims of medical mistakes and doctor negligence can turn to the experienced attorneys at Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A., Baltimore and Washington D.C.’s premier medical malpractice law firm. We take a personal interest in your case, treating each client like an individual, not a case number.
About Failure to Diagnose Cases
According to one study, failure to diagnose is the number one cause of medical malpractice lawsuits in the country. In fact, about 10 to 20 percent of patients are victims of missed, incorrect, or delayed diagnoses. At Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A., we have handled tragic cases of patients with wrong or delayed diagnosis. One such case involved an infant with a non-functioning kidney. The child’s condition went undiagnosed for a year because the treating hospital misplaced ultrasound records and failed to follow-up with the patient. As a result, the Plaintiff will require dialysis and a kidney transplant in the future. We obtained a nearly $10 million settlement for the victim.
Such unfortunate examples are more common than one would like to think. Doctors sometime rush to make a diagnosis, failing to order the appropriate tests and follow-up with care. Hospitals are overworked and understaffed, leaving the door open for careless errors and a neglect of patients’ needs. Radiology errors, emergency room mistakes, and other forms of negligence all contribute to diagnostic problems.