Skilled Legal Counsel In Failure To Diagnose Cases
All too often, serious harm is caused not because of a doctor’s actions, but because of a doctor’s inaction. Thankfully, if you or a loved one has been hurt because of a doctor’s failure to diagnose a serious medical condition, you may have the right to file a claim and seek compensation.
At Nield Law Group, APC, in Encinitas, California, our attorneys are committed to holding doctors accountable for their failure to diagnose and treat patients. However, we understand that not every failure to diagnose case rises to the level of medical malpractice. That is why we also defend doctors and hospitals who are facing lawsuits.
What Medical Condition Did Your Doctor Fail To Treat?
Many serious medical conditions can be treated if caught early enough. For example, prostate cancer, colon cancer and breast cancer have high recovery rates with early intervention. Even heart attacks and strokes can be treated successfully if doctors recognize the warning signs. The key is that doctors must properly diagnose the condition.
Doctors go through substantial schooling to understand how to carefully review symptoms. Unfortunately, in the rush to see as many patients as possible, they often take shortcuts. They may make an assumption when they should have ordered a test. Of course, doctors are not the only parties to blame for failure to diagnose. There are far more diligent doctors than there are negligent doctors. In some cases, the blame rests on lab staff for mishandling tests, mixing up results or making some other error that prevented the doctor from seeing what was really going on with the patient.
Our lawyers understand the types of medical negligence that result in misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis. We work with medical specialists and other experts when necessary to help us understand exactly what went wrong. We make certain we have all the facts and we use them to build strong cases designed to hold negligent medical professionals accountable.
Defending Doctors And Hospitals
Although we represent plaintiffs in malpractice claims, we also have extensive experience representing medical professionals and hospitals who have been accused of malpractice. If you are concerned that you are being unfairly targeted, we can help you build a strong defense against claims of negligence.