Failure to Diagnose a Medical Condition

A medical professional’s failure to diagnose an illness can have deadly consequences. If you believe that your outcome would have been different if the medical professional diagnosed your condition in a timely manner, you may have a medical malpractice case.

Reasons for Failure to Diagnose or Delayed Diagnosis

A diagnosis that was made too late can require a patient to undergo aggressive treatment that may have been avoided had the doctor correctly diagnosed your disease in time.

Some reasons for a delayed diagnosis include:

  • Failure to perform the necessary diagnostic tests
  • Misinterpretation of the results
  • The inability to recognize a tumor
  • Failure to refer to the appropriate specialist
  • Misread x-rays
  • An incorrectly-performed procedure
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Misplaced laboratory results

Delayed diagnosis claims can be very complex. Doctors defending their actions often insist they are not negligent and that the worsening condition was inevitable considering the disease. You will need expert testimony in your favor, along with the supporting documentation that proves your health grew worse each day your cancer went undiagnosed.

If you or a loved one lives in Connecticut and your health has suffered because of a medical professional’s failure to diagnose, you may have a medical malpractice claim.  Please complete the online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will review your case and work to find a you a Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer, if you have a valid claim.