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Delay in Diagnosis

Chicago Delay in Diagnosis Attorney

There can be many causes of medical malpractice. It can be the result of medical negligence, medical error or a delay in diagnosing a serious or life threatening medical condition. As an experienced Chicago medical malpractice law firm, one of the most common cases of medical malpractice we encounter are the delay in diagnosis cases. Delay of diagnosis is defined as when a health care provider fails to provide a patient with medical treatment or care that is consistent with the standard of care within the medical community. If the patient is dies or is injured as a result, the physician or health care provider can be held liable for medical malpractice.

Examples of Delay in Diagnosis

  • Delay in diagnosis of cancer
  • Delay in diagnosis of heart conditions which lead to heart attacks
  • Delay in diagnosis of circulatory conditions which lead to stroke
  • Delay in diagnosis of lung and pulmonary conditions
  • Delay in diagnosis of head injury
  • Delay in diagnosis of prenatal complications
  • Delay in diagnosis of congenital conditions and congenital malformations

Delay in diagnosis is the lack of or absence of timely and proper medical treatment which if properly identified and treated, would have produced a different result for the patient. A delay in diagnosis can result in a more extensive injury, or even death. The most common misdiagnosed illnesses are cancer. The delay in diagnosis, leads to a delay in receiving treatments which can be catastrophic. Contacting a knowledgeable and experienced Chicago medical malpractice attorney is critical in cases involving the medical negligence due to delay in diagnosis.

The victim's attorney will need to establish that the delay in diagnosis affected the patient's condition or long term health outcome. Consulting with an experienced Chicago medical malpractice lawyer will assist you in answering many questions. Would the patient's health be different today had the diagnosis and treatment been made by the health care provider in a reasonable time frame? In delay of diagnosis cases, it must be proved that the delay in diagnosis or the lack of care is the proximate cause of the victim's injuries or death.

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If you or someone you love has sustained injuries or loss from a medical malpractice error, contact Nemeroff Law Offices today. Our experienced Chicago medical malpractice attorneys are available to speak with you directly.

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