When A Doctor Fails To Diagnose Your Illness Or Injury
The first step in determining a proper course of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. Depending on the complexity of the condition, this process might take longer than was expected. Through this process, however, you expect medical professionals to monitor a condition and take every step possible to arrive at a correct diagnosis in a quick, efficient manner. If a doctor failed to diagnose your condition and you suffered a serious injury as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. As a skilled Geneva lawyer for medical malpractice cases, Marios N. Karayannis has more than two decades of experience guiding clients through the legal process. We will attempt to negotiate a settlement with the insurance carrier to receive monetary compensation for lost wages, additional medical treatment, and pain and suffering. We understand that medical negligence can lead to feelings of frustration, anger and confusion. It is our goal to guide you through the legal process in the most efficient, cost-effective manner possible — starting with a free, confidential consultation. Our law office is in Geneva, and we represent victims of misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis in Kane, DuPage, Cook, Kendall, DeKalb and McHenry counties and the surrounding areas.
Holding Medical Professionals Accountable For Errors
Dozens of diagnostic tests exist to help doctors gain a clear understanding of your condition and what is needed to make you healthy. Whether these tests include X-rays, MRIs, PET scans, or blood or urine tests, they must be conducted and accurately interpreted. Numerous factors can lead to a delayed or incorrect diagnosis, including:
- Failure to value patient complaint
- Failure to properly interpret test results
- Failure to order tests in a timely fashion
- Failure to order the correct diagnostic tests
- Failure to properly monitor patient health changes
Any of these factors can lead to life-threatening complications. If a potentially fatal disease is not diagnosed and treated in time, the delayed diagnosis can lead to death. If a cancer diagnosis is not made quickly enough, the patient’s condition can progress to untreatable stages. If you or a loved one has been the victim of errors in diagnosis, contact a skilled medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.