Failure To Diagnose, Misdiagnosis And Delay In Diagnosing As Medical Malpractice

When a doctor fails to diagnose or properly diagnose an injury or illness, patients may have a case for medical malpractice. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for doctors to make these types of mistakes, which often result in serious consequences — consequences that can be especially severe for patients who suffer from cancer, vascular conditions and different types of serious infections.

At Johnson Jensen LLP, our dedicated medical malpractice attorneys help people who have suffered an injury due to a doctor's negligence in diagnosing a medical condition. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, we offer legal services in and around the city. With over 45 years' combined experience, our lawyers are passionate about helping individuals and families who have been injured or killed due to a missed or incorrect medical diagnosis. We are dedicated to uncovering what went wrong and obtaining the best possible outcome for your situation.

Common Types Of Misdiagnosis

A missed or incorrect diagnosis can occur in the emergency room, during a routine visit to the doctor or even at a local health care clinic. When this happens, it can lead to serious medical issues. Several common types of misdiagnosis include:

  • Cancer — Some of the most commonly misdiagnosed types of cancer include esophageal, cervical, breast, prostate and colon
  • Vascular — A wrong diagnosis involving bleeding or vessel blockage can lead to a serious condition like a stroke or heart attack
  • Infections — Whether it is a bacterial, viral, fungal or a blood infection, proper diagnosis can mean the difference between healing quickly and prolonged issues

At Johnson Jensen LLP, we firmly believe that you should be fairly compensated for your misdiagnosis. You may have missed work or incurred a large number of medical bills as a result of a doctor's failure to diagnose your condition properly. You shouldn't have to suffer more because of a doctor's negligence. Let us help you get the money you deserve.

What Causes A Doctor To Misdiagnose A Patient?

There are a number of reasons why a doctor might make a wrong diagnosis. The doctor may fail to fully review your medical history or perform a full exam. Or, perhaps they misread test results or failed to recognize warning signs that most doctors in similar circumstances would have recognized. Whatever the case may be, it does not excuse them from making a serious mistake that places your life in jeopardy.

At Johnson Jensen LLP, our skilled medical malpractice attorneys will fight to get you the full and fair compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us online or call us at 317-296-6917 today to schedule your free initial consultation. We are ready to help you turn a personal injury into your personal recovery.