When The Signs Go Unheeded
Many medical malpractice lawsuits arise from situations in which a health care provider fails to correctly diagnose a disease or medical condition. Whether a failure to diagnose cancer, a heart attack, stroke, an infection or another condition, when there is a delay in diagnosis or a delay in treatment, a patient’s condition may worsen or become untreatable. A disease may progress leaving patients with limited treatment options or to a point when treatment is no longer an option. An incorrect diagnosis can lead to serious consequences for any patient, including additional injuries, unnecessary procedures or even death.
If a medical professional’s failure to diagnose a serious condition has caused harm to you or a loved one, you may have a valid medical malpractice case. At The Law Offices of David K. Cuneo, we can help protect your rights and secure the compensation you need for this type of medical error. Call 856-869-9066 for a free initial consultation.
When Is A Missed Diagnosis Serious?
Some conditions are more serious than others when medical professionals fail to make the correct diagnoses. Obviously, cancers can spread to different parts of the body and reach an advanced stage if not diagnosed in a precise and timely manner. But other conditions can also cause harm when medical providers fail to identify or misidentify the symptoms. Some of these can include:
- Heart attack
- Lyme disease
- Celiac disease
- Parkinson’s disease
If you or a loved one has suffered harm because a medical professional in New Jersey missed a diagnosis or got a diagnosis wrong, it can help to speak with an attorney who can provide perspective and present options for moving forward.