An Undiagnosed Medical Condition May Indicate Malpractice
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When a health care professional fails to diagnose a condition or comes to the wrong conclusion about a particular condition that a patient is suffering from, then this is considered a form of medical malpractice. Such malpractice is, unfortunately, occurring more and more frequently mainly due to doctors being stressed because of under-staffing and high patient volumes in hospitals. The highly stressed and overly busy doctors often discount otherwise obvious symptoms as benign and also fail to take essential tests that could help to determine the severity of patient symptoms.
Did you know?
One quarter of all medical malpractice lawsuits are the result of a health care professional failing to diagnose a condition correctly. We are well-equipped to prepare a compelling case for you if this happened to you or your close family member.
Dangers Of Undiagnosed Appendicitis, Heart Attack And More
There are many examples of health care professionals failing to diagnose a condition, and it resulting in patient suffering or even death. A case that recently came to light involved the failure of health care professionals to diagnose obvious appendicitis. As a result of the medical malpractice of those involved, the patient unfortunately died. Another recent example of a medical malpractice case of this kind occurred when a doctor failed to diagnose a heart attack in a patient who was 50 years old and suffered from diabetes. In this case, again the lack of diagnosis resulted in death.
Did you know? The most common occurrences of misdiagnosis cases involve the failure of a health care professional to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack or to diagnose cancer. What was your undiagnosed condition?
Medical malpractice cases involving undiagnosed conditions can be complex, and often follow a series of rules and difficult medical questions. As a result, it is highly advised that if you, or a loved one, has suffered as a result of an undiagnosed condition, that you seek professional legal advice or representation in order to ensure your legal rights are protected.
Schedule A Free Case Evaluation After Suffering Loss Because Of An Undiagnosed Condition
At Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC, we know what to do if you or a loved one has suffered as a result of an undiagnosed condition that was caused by medical malpractice in the Washington area. We also know what questions to ask, and what information we need to gather to build a strong legal case for you. As a result, we have had success with a number of medical malpractice cases and are well-versed in laws regarding undiagnosed conditions due to medical malpractice in Washington. Complete our online form or call our firm in Seattle at (206) 536-2850 or in Tacoma at (253) 948-3199. We are ready to listen.