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Diagnostic errors and filing a medical malpractice action

On Behalf of | Apr 3, 2024 | Medical Malpractice |

Generally, we rely on the knowledge and expertise of medical professional when we are ill. When it comes to common ailments, these are often easily recognized and diagnosed. However, when a patient is presenting symptoms that do not align with a specific illness or disease, errors could be made.

Whether it was the diagnostic tests conducted or the failure to order additional tests, a patient could suffer a diagnostic error. Depending on the situation, this could result in a delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis or a missed diagnosis.

When diagnostic errors are made, the patient’s health and even life could be at risk. Thus, if you or a loved one have suffered due to a diagnostic error, it is important that you understand your rights when it comes to filing a medical malpractice action.

Diagnostic errors

At the Law Offices of Judy Snyder, our law firm knows that diagnostic errors are unfortunately a common occurrence. Patients trust and rely on medical professionals to help them; however, errors often slip into the diagnostic process, resulting in significant harms suffered by the patient.

Our legal team is devoted to protecting the rights of patients and their loved ones after suffering from an error related to the diagnosis or treatment of an illness, condition or disease. And with over 40 years of experience, we have successfully represented our clients, helping them protect their rights and secure a favorable outcome.

Medical malpractice

Diagnostic errors can look vastly different from case to case; however, the premise is that a medical professional failed to timely or accurately diagnose or treat a patient. Whether it is a missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis or a misdiagnosis, these matters often result in a patient not receiving the medical care they require. In some cases, it could also mean receiving the incorrect treatment, which could pose grater harm to the patient.

If you suspect you or a loved one has suffered because of a diagnostic error, you have the right to file a medical malpractice action. This claim can help establish cause and liability, which essentially seeks to hold a medical professional or hospital liable. Additionally, it can help a patient, or their loved ones, recover compensation for losses and damages suffered as a result.


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