A key element in any course of medical treatment is the correct and timely identification of the illness, medical condition or injury. All medical care that follows is dictated based on that diagnosis. If a physician makes a mistake at that stage the patient may receive care that does not help him or her, thereby allowing his or her actual condition to worsen. The patient can also receive medical care that may actually worsen his or her condition.
Diagnostic errors fall into several categories:
- Failure to diagnose — Failing to diagnose an illness, condition or injury
- Misdiagnosis — Incorrectly diagnosing an illness, condition or injury
- Delayed diagnosis — Failing to diagnose an illness, condition or injury in a fashion that allows for the timely delivery of critical care
Some of the medical conditions that are most affected by diagnostic errors include:
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism
Medical malpractice cases such as errors in diagnosis are typically complex. It is essential that you secure representation who understands how to analyze the medical records and uncover the necessary evidence to build a strong case.
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At Trapp & Geller, our firm has the extensive experience in analyzing and interpreting medical information to allow us to efficiently and effectively evaluate our clients’ cases. Our firm has been helping people fight for their rights, compensation and accountability for 30 years. During those years we have honed our investigative, negotiation and litigation skills to allow us to be able to handle the most complex cases. Our record of success includes having recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients, and we are committed to continuing that tradition of providing exceptional representation with each new client we assist.