An accurate diagnosis is the only way any medical condition can be effectively treated. With so many illnesses and injuries that may be experienced, and each patient’s individual medical background, age, and health to take into account, it may seem a daunting task to accurately diagnose a condition in a timely manner. However, this is what medical professionals are trained for. They undergo extensive education and training, including residency, to ensure they have the skill to properly diagnose and treat patients. True, their skills are limited to the scope of their education or experience, but they have the tools at their disposal to make reasonable diagnoses and should refer patients to specialists if the condition appears out of their wheelhouse.
At Fay Law Group, we represent men, women, and children who have suffered harm as a result of a doctor or other medical professional’s failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, or misdiagnosis of an illness or injury. We have seen the harm that diagnostic errors can have on patients and their families, and we fight to seek justice for those whose lives have been turned upside down by negligence, carelessness, or wrongdoing.
Contact a Washington DC diagnosis error lawyer at (202) 759-7833 for a free evaluation of your case.
Types of Diagnostic Errors
A diagnostic error may be considered a failure to make an accurate and timely diagnosis based on the evidence and tools at hand. There are different types of such errors, including:
- Misdiagnosis of a medical condition
- Failure to diagnose an illness or injury
- Failure to order additional tests to confirm a diagnosis
- Failure to recommend to a specialist for additional testing/diagnosis
- Failure to properly analyze lab results, or to order the correct tests
- Failure to monitor a patient's progression due to misdiagnosed disease
- Misinterpretation of tests
- Failure to order a biopsy
- Failure to involve an appropriate specialist
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
Serving Maryland & the District of Columbia for Over 50 Years
Our Washington DC misdiagnosis attorneys help patients and families across Maryland and the District of Columbia in cases involving delayed diagnosis of cancer, failure to diagnose birth defects, misdiagnosis of heart attack or stroke, and many others. No matter the circumstances surrounding your case, we can offer the insight you need to make an informed choice about moving forward with a lawsuit.
Seek answers and accountability with our compassionate, knowledgeable team on your side. Call (202) 759-7833 or contact us online today.