Denver Delay in Diagnosis Lawyers
The treatment of many diseases is greatly impacted by how early they are detected. When a diagnosis is delayed by the negligence of a medical professional, treatment is also, normally delayed, and that can make the difference between a successful recovery and the loss of a loved one.
Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. has handled hundreds of cases like yours across the nation. If we find there was negligence involved in your diagnosis, we will not rest until we get justice for you and your family. We take care of our clients, and we’ll front all costs and take no payment until we recover compensation for you.
To have a top Denver medical malpractice attorney review your medical records for evidence of negligence in your diagnosis, please call us today at (303) 759-9945 or toll-free at (877) 433-3906.
A delay in diagnosis can occur in several ways, including:
- Ordering the wrong tests
- Diagnosing the wrong disease
- Failure to consult a specialist
- Failure to respond to atypical results
- Failure to order standard diagnostic tests
- Mistaking the side effects of a medication for a disease
- Faulty equipment or human error causes inaccurate test results
- Failure to fully evaluate the patient’s medical information
Doctors may neglect to order certain tests to save money, out of laziness, or simply because they fail to consider certain possibilities. If a doctor does not order a test that should have been ordered, the doctor may be liable for malpractice.
If a radiologist or pathologist runs a test but does not read the results correctly, or relays the wrong information back to the doctor, that can make them at fault. In some states, the hospital that employs these medical professionals may also be to blame, especially if they don’t have safeguards in place to prevent these diagnostic errors.
A delayed diagnosis means the patient will undergo the incorrect treatment, if any, and the illness will grow. In cancer patients, a delay in diagnosis means more aggressive treatments will be needed that otherwise might have been avoided, including chemotherapy.
Conditions that may cause serious or catastrophic consequences when undiagnosed include:
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Brain injuries
- Birth injuries
- Multiple sclerosis
- Lung cancer
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Colon cancer
- Bladder cancer
We have seen patients go through months – or years – of daily agony all because a diagnosis was not made properly; they only receive the right treatment after dealing with a seemingly endless medical runaround.
In some cases, a delay in diagnosis can have fatal consequences, leaving family members mourning a loved one who could have been saved.
Dealing with inept medical professionals or apathetic hospital officials can leave you exhausted, feeling helpless. But you do have options, and there are people who care about you and what has been done to you.
Proving that a delay in diagnosis is, in fact, an act of malpractice by a medical professional can be difficult. It requires expert analysis and testimony and a deep understanding of the law and medicine.
When people come to Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. for help, we go to work to find them the answers they need. We will sit down with you and review your medical records in a confidential, no-cost consultation.
Our clients are our top priority. We will spare no expense to advance your case at no upfront cost to you, if we believe you have a good chance of receiving compensation through a settlement or jury verdict. Call Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. at (303) 759-9945 to learn more today.
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