The correct and timely diagnosis of a disease is imperative to a favorable outcome for patients. It is the responsibility of healthcare professionals to devote all available resources to the investigation of a patient’s symptoms, and to exercise the accepted standard of care when diagnosing all patients. When a serious illness is left undiagnosed or is incorrectly diagnosed, medical malpractice may have played a role, and victims may be entitled to compensation. The medical malpractice lawyers at the Central Florida firm of Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. in Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa have a long-standing record of success defending the rights of patients who suffer unnecessarily as a result of misdiagnosis or the failure to diagnose a condition.
- Failure to Diagnose
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A failed, incorrect or untimely diagnosis can have devastating consequences. At Charpentier Law Firm, P.A., our medical malpractice lawyer Stephen G. Charpentier has handled cases involving failure to timely diagnose both cancer of the colon and cancer of the lung. If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, contact our lawyers in Melbourne, Cocoa, and Titusville today to have your claim reviewed.
Failure to Diagnose
Some of the most common diseases doctors fail to diagnose include heart disease, stroke, and breast and colon cancers. The lack of a valid diagnosis can allow a patient’s illness to go unchecked for months or years, and could lead to increased illness or even death. In the case of a failure to diagnose cancer, early detection is often vital to a favorable outcome, or a disease that might have been effectively treated may spread to other systems and cause grave consequences for the patient. The failure of a healthcare professional to diagnose a disease or condition that would have been diagnosed by a reasonably competent peer is a form of medical malpractice for which victims are entitled to compensation. The lawyers at our Central Florida firm in Melbourne are prepared to fight to ensure justice for these victims.
If a doctor makes an incorrect diagnosis of a patient’s condition, that patient is often subjected to unnecessary tests and treatments and the ultimate delay of treatment for his or her true condition. Commonly misdiagnosed conditions and diseases include:
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism
- Breast cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Prostate cancer
Our medical malpractice lawyers in Melbourne, Central Florida work with a team of the nation’s leading medical experts to determine whether medical negligence played a role in a patient’s suffering. If malpractice is determined to be a factor, we fight tirelessly to ensure that victims recover the full, fair, and just compensation to which they are entitled.
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When doctors, nurses, and technicians are negligent in their care, patients and their families suffer. An incorrect diagnosis or the failure to diagnose a patient’s true condition can lead to severe consequences, such as unnecessary testing and treatment, pain and suffering, or even the wrongful death of a patient. Our medical malpractice lawyers in Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa represent patients from Central Florida and beyond, and we have the resources and experience necessary to determine who is responsible for a missed diagnosis and to hold all negligent parties fully accountable under the law. Contact our medical malpractice lawyers in Melbourne, Cocoa, and Titusville today to have your claim reviewed by a member of our team.