Work With A Misdiagnosis/Failure To Diagnose Attorney In Palm Beach County
Patients lose the critical time they need to fight serious diseases and illnesses when health care providers fail to correctly diagnose them. Early diagnosis is especially critical for cases of cancer, heart disease, stroke, appendicitis, pneumonia, infection, pulmonary embolism, neurological disorders, and other similarly serious illnesses. A missed diagnosis means illnesses can progress, diminishing the chance for cure and survival.
If you have personally struggled with an illness or injury, or you have lost a loved one due to a health care provider’s misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose an illness, we can help you. We offer knowledgeable, dedicated, compassionate, and experienced representation in Florida medical malpractice cases.
We Can Help You Recover
At Matthew Lane & Associates, P.A., we represent patients who have suffered serious injuries and deaths due to the failure to diagnose and the misdiagnosis of illnesses. Our office handles a wide range of misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose cases throughout Palm Beach County including those that involve:
- Failing to order appropriate tests
- Misreading test results
- Spending too little time with patients
- Taking incomplete medical histories
- Inadequate physical examinations
- Ignoring patient’s complaints
- Failing to properly communicate test results
- Failing to ask important questions
- Failing to recognize conditions
- Failing to respond in a timely manner
- Ignoring symptoms
- Lack of support staff
- Failing to provide adequate follow-up care
- Failing to refer patients to a specialist in a timely manner
Misdiagnoses Happen More Often Than You May Realize
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine reported that diagnostic errors cause up to 160,000 deaths per year in the United States. Researchers at Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine found that 12,000,000 Americans are misdiagnosed every year. The most frequently misdiagnosed diseases in the U.S. are cancer, heart attacks and meningitis. A study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association found 190 diagnostic errors in 200,000 appointments. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 100,000 people are killed annually from health care-acquired infection alone.
Arrange A Free Consultation
You can speak with a misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose lawyer by calling our Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens or Orlando office, or by completing our online form. We are pleased to offer a free initial consultation. We accept cases on a contingent fee basis, which means that we only recover our attorney’s fees when we successfully prosecute your case.
You need to be aware: There are strict statutes of limitations that apply to medical malpractice lawsuits. If you miss the applicable statute of limitations, your case will be dismissed and you will recover nothing. Call us today to learn how we can help you.