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Misdiagnosis And Failure To Diagnose: Recovering Damages

Last updated on January 21, 2021

Timely diagnosis of an illness can be essential to ensuring a full range of treatment options and a more favorable prognosis. When medical professionals misdiagnose or fail to diagnose a serious medical condition that they should have been aware of, a patient may experience unnecessary suffering, leaving family members overwhelmed with emotion.

At the Rhode Island law firm of Lynch & Pine, our attorneys handle medical malpractice claims related to negligent diagnosis issues. Call us at 401-680-0921 or toll-free at 877-317-9690 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation.

Negligence Or Simple Human Error?

Diagnosing a medical condition is not always an exact science and mistakes do occur. Whether a mistake rises to a legal level of negligence is a complicated question that requires the help of experienced lawyers to answer. We work with medical experts to thoroughly review potential misdiagnoses, examining a wide range of factors, including:

  • Whether family history required a more proactive approach to screening
  • Whether the physician actually listened to the patient describe their symptoms
  • Whether necessary tests were ordered
  • Whether test results were accurately reviewed
  • Whether a referral to a specialist was warranted
  • Whether the patient was fully informed of available treatment options

These types of misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose cases take time and significant resources. Our legal team has the capability to provide skilled representation to your family during your time of need. We are dedicated to helping hold negligent medical professionals accountable for their actions.

Contact Us If You Believe You Were Misdiagnosed

If you believe that you or a loved one suffered direct harm as the result of an improper medical diagnosis/failure to diagnose, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 401-680-0921 or toll-free at 877-317-9690. You may also contact us online. With office locations in Providence and Newport, we are conveniently located to help meet your needs.