New Haven Misdiagnosis & Failure To Diagnose Attorney
Any successful course of medical treatment begins with a correct and timely diagnosis. Because the diagnosis dictates the patient’s entire course of treatment, failure to correctly or timely diagnose a medical condition can dramatically exacerbate the underlying medical issue. What may have been easily curable might now be potentially fatal, due to the misdiagnosis in New Haven.
In some cases, unnecessary treatment — including surgery, medication or therapy — can cause additional problems on top of the misdiagnosed condition. Each instance of medical treatment introduces new opportunities for errors and negligence.
At Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, we have been fighting for victims of medical malpractice, including misdiagnosis, for more than 60 years. We help patients who have been harmed by diagnostic errors, including:
- Misdiagnosis — mistaking a condition or injury for another
- Delayed diagnosis — failing to properly diagnose a condition or injury in time to perform an appropriate course of medical treatment
Committed To Your Recovery
Proving that a physician failed to properly diagnose a condition can be difficult without the benefit of skilled and experienced representation. Medical evidence is highly complex and physicians and hospitals are often reluctant to provide evidence that illustrates their failings. To level the playing field, our New Haven emergency room error attorneys call upon a highly qualified group of medical experts practicing across the United States.
Our firm understands how to secure the evidence necessary to build a strong medical malpractice case against physicians, clinics and hospitals. Drawing on extensive experience, our attorneys have the depth of knowledge to effectively review and analyze medical records. We will find any evidence of deviation from the accepted standard of care to which a physician is required to adhere.
How an Inaccurate or Delayed Diagnosis Occurs
One of the best ways to beat an illness or medical condition is to be tested for it early. When you do, you trust that the medical professionals reading your test results will detect any abnormalities that show signs of the illness or medical condition. After all, the earlier you catch some illnesses and medical conditions, the better the chance you will have to beat them.
If your test results are misread, you may receive a misdiagnosis. This places a lot of responsibility on the medical professionals reading your test results.
Studies show that inexperienced medical professionals are up to four times more likely to miss a diagnosis than experienced medical professionals. And even if your test results are read correctly, they may not be communicated effectively to your treating physician, which can also delay your diagnosis.
The Consequences of a Misdiagnosis in New Haven
When it comes to illnesses and medical conditions, the earlier the diagnosis and treatment the better. if you receive a diagnosis in New Haven early on, the illness can typically be taken care of with less invasive procedures, and sometimes without the need for surgery.
But, as time goes on, and the illness or condition is not diagnosed, the treatment options are fewer and the patient’s prognosis for recovery and life expectancy are worse. Some of the most notable examples of this include those involving a failure to properly diagnose lung cancer, breast cancer, and other types of common cancers.
Am I a Victim of a New Haven Misdiagnosis?
Determining whether or not you are a victim of an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis can be complicated. The two main things your New Haven medical malpractice lawyer must be able to prove at trial are:
- The doctor’s misdiagnosis of your condition was negligent; and
- The doctor’s misdiagnosis caused you permanent harm
Most doctors and medical professionals will not admit mistakes to patients. Usually, your medical records will need to be reviewed by a qualified medical expert to determine if there was an error made in the diagnosis of your illness or medical condition, and whether a different or more timely diagnosis would have made a difference in your outcome.
Contact an Experienced Connecticut Medical Malpractice Attorney
When you or someone you love receives an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis due to a misread medical test, you may be eligible to hold the medical professionals who acted negligently accountable and receive compensation. Contact an experienced attorney at our law firm to learn more about how we can help you hold the people that provided you with a misdiagnosis in New Haven responsible.
With the compensation you recover, you can pay for the medical treatment that you need as a result of their inaccurate or delayed diagnosis and more. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 203-800-7343, toll free at 888-692-7403 or contact us online. We collect attorney fees only if we recover compensation for you.