A Failure To Diagnose Or A Misdiagnosis May Be Cause For Legal Action
When a health professional practices a lower-than-acceptable standard of care, the outcome may be medical malpractice. Patients who are victims of medical malpractice can suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries. They and their families need compensation for the additional medical care as well as other losses.
Smith, Meier & Webb, LPA, provides medical malpractice representation in Ohio. Our principal lawyer, John D. Smith, has more than 30 years of experience. He leads a skilled team of attorneys who will protect your rights in medical malpractice cases such as failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis. Working with respected medical experts, we investigate malpractice claims and determine who is liable for the injury or wrongful death.
Medical malpractice cases are typically taken on a contingency fee basis. You pay no fees unless we recover damages for you.
The Consequences Of A Misdiagnosis
When a doctor fails to diagnose or misdiagnoses an illness or injury, the results can be disastrous. Left untreated, many illnesses or injuries will worsen. In some cases, there is a relatively small time frame within which treatment will be effective. Missing this opportunity may result in permanent disability or wrongful death.
We have experience with many types of failure to diagnose cases, including failure to diagnose cancer and failure to diagnose heart attack or stroke. Our dedicated team will work tirelessly to recover compensation for losses such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In wrongful death claims, you may be entitled to collect additional compensation.
Under Ohio law and the loss of chance doctrine, patients are entitled to compensation for medical malpractice even if it may not have affected their prognosis or odds of survival. This is a complex issue that we can discuss with you in person.