A misdiagnosis, or a failure to diagnose an illness, disease, or medical condition can have catastrophic consequences. These health situations can lead to major complications, resulting in prolonged suffering, ongoing treatment, and, in tragic cases, death of innocent victims. If you or a loved one has suffered because of these errors, a misdiagnosis lawsuit can be filed by Golitko & Daly in Indianapolis, IN. Our team can fight to hold the responsible party accountable and to ensure you receive proper compensation for your suffering. Contact our law firm today to discuss your case with our legal team. We can provide a free consultation to review your case and help you begin seeking restitution.
Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose Cases
Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose are forms of medical malpractice, and are often the result of negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional. An illness, injury, disease, or other medical condition may be misdiagnosed or left undiagnosed due to a variety of reasons, including medical personnel ignoring or misreading a patient’s symptoms, misreading or misinterpreting test or lab results, and errors on lab results.
Some commonly misdiagnosed medical conditions include:
- Heart attacks
- Aortic dissections
- Pulmonary embolisms
Effects of Misdiagnosis
A misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose can have serious consequences for the patient and their loved ones. Most illnesses, injuries, and diseases become more complex as they advance, which can result in the patient suffering additional illnesses or injuries due to an already compromised immune system. A misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose can cause conditions to spread and advance well beyond a stage where it can be effectively treated. Complications can also arise if a patient is misdiagnosed and treated for an illness, injury, or disease that they do not have.
This form of medical malpractice typically results in prolonged suffering of the patient as their condition worsens without receiving appropriate treatment. The more tests that are taken in an attempt to diagnose the patient’s condition, in addition to extended hospital stays, medications, and more, result in a steep increase in the patient’s medical expenses, which may fall on the family.
Unfortunately, the most serious effect of a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose can be the tragic loss of a loved one. Some illnesses and conditions advance so rapidly that the patient may pass away while under the care of a medical team who misdiagnosed and treated the illness as something else. In other cases, as with cancer and other diseases, the condition's progression may lead to untreatable stages of illness, and a correct diagnosis may come too late.
We can thoroughly investigate your case and provide you with aggressive legal representation to help you receive adequate compensation for any injuries and damages you or your family may have suffered.
Work with Our Experienced Attorneys
At Golitko & Daly, our attorneys are experienced in the complex areas of the law that surround misdiagnoses and failures to diagnose. We can thoroughly investigate your case and provide you with aggressive legal representation to help you receive adequate compensation for any injuries and damages you or your family may have suffered, including:
- Medical expenses
- Time off work and lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Funeral expenses
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The lawyers at Golitko & Daly are dedicated to holding responsible parties accountable for their mistakes, and helping clients receive the compensation they deserve. Contact our law firm today to schedule your free consultation.