Illinois Misdiagnosis Attorney

Cook County delayed diagnosis lawyer

Lawyers Assisting With Injuries from Incorrect or Delayed Diagnosis in Chicago

Proper, timely medical treatment is essential when a patient is suffering from a life-threatening disease. Unfortunately, many patients are injured because doctors misdiagnose their symptoms or do not provide a correct diagnosis in time to treat the condition. This type of medical negligence can result in long-lasting injuries or even the wrongful death of a patient. Victims and their families should be sure to work with an experienced attorney to understand their options for pursuing compensation.

At Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, our skilled lawyers understand the harm that can be caused by an improper or delayed diagnosis, and we work tirelessly to help our clients achieve justice in medical malpractice cases. We are dedicated to improving public policy, and we believe that holding negligent parties responsible for the harm they have done will help ensure that patients are protected from this type of negligence in the future.

Errors Leading to Misdiagnosis

The harm caused by misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can be catastrophic. Patients may be forced to receive unnecessary, invasive treatments that can negatively affect their health and well-being, while the original condition goes untreated. If a doctor fails to recognize the symptoms of a disease, or if they do not properly respond to complaints of pain or other physical conditions, this can result in a delayed diagnosis. For some conditions, such as cancer, timely treatment is crucial, and a delay in diagnosing the illness can mean the difference between life and death.

Misdiagnosis can occur for a wide variety of reasons, including:

  • Testing errors - A doctor may fail to order tests which would normally be used when a patient is exhibiting certain symptoms, making it more difficult or impossible to determine a correct diagnosis. Errors can also occur during testing when a lab or technician does not test samples correctly or fails to properly report the results. Finally, a doctor may misread the results of a test and fail to make a proper diagnosis.
  • Unrecognized symptoms - Certain symptoms are commonly associated with certain conditions, and doctors should be able to recognize these symptoms and determine what is causing them, as well as the best way to treat this condition. A doctor's failure to use differential diagnosis to consider and rule out potential illnesses that could be affecting a patient can result in improper medical care.
  • Unconsidered medical history - Doctors should fully review a patient's medical records and consider how the symptoms that are currently being reported fit into their own medical history and that of their close relatives. Failure to do so can cause doctors to miss important information and improperly diagnose the cause of the patient's symptoms.

Contact a Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer

The attorneys of TKK have a great deal of experience in a wide variety of cases involving medical negligence, and we have helped secure millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We understand how drastically a misdiagnosis can affect a family, and we have the resources to investigate your case and establish that negligence occurred. If you have suffered harm because a doctor failed to properly diagnose your medical condition, we can work to ensure that you receive fair compensation that fully addresses your injuries. Contact us today by calling 312-605-8800 to schedule your free consultation.

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