Delay in Diagnosis
Delayed Diagnosis and Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
One of a physician’s most important responsibilities is to carefully observe his or her patients, listen to their health complaints, and take the time to think through any and all possible causes of a particular set of symptoms.
When a doctor fails in this basic duty, sometimes the result can be a delayed diagnosis of a major disease or illness. And sometimes, that delayed diagnosis can mean greatly increased and unnecessary pain, or even unnecessary death if the disease is caught too late.
There are certain diseases and medical conditions for which early detection is especially important:
- Many forms of cancer, including breast cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and cervical cancer
- Heart disease or early warning signs of heart attack
- Traumatic brain damage
Failure to diagnose cancer or any of these other illnesses and medical conditions can make the difference between successful treatment and an early and preventable death or long term disability.
Doyle Law Team
Offices in Champaign, Danville and Hoopeston, Illinois
At Doyle Law Team, we have built a successful legal practice representing medical malpractice victims and their families, including cases of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis.
Our attorneys have more than 45 years of legal experience. More important, we have a proven record of success winning high-dollar financial compensation on behalf of our injured clients or surviving family members. Our lawyers are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a legal organization with membership restricted to lawyers who have won million-dollar-plus verdicts or settlements for their personal injury clients.
As an example, we achieved a settlement, based upon the failure to diagnose cervical cancer resulting in the death of a mother with two young children. They now get $25 million tax-free over their lifetimes.
Additional general information about medical malpractice cases, including medical malpractice lawsuits based on delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis, is available on the following pages of our Web site: Medical Malpractice FAQ.
Contact Doyle Law Team
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about a potential medical malpractice lawsuit based on emergency room errors and provide you with a detailed case evaluation.
To schedule a free and confidential initial consultation at one of our three office locations — Champaign, Danville or Hoopeston — call our main office at 217.446.3844, call us toll free at 800.369.4529 (4LAW), or send us an e-mail.