Denver Delay in Diagnosis Lawyers
We Fight on Behalf of Victims of Medical Malpractice
The treatment of many diseases, especially cancer, is greatly impacted by how early they are detected. When a diagnosis is delayed by the carelessness of a medical professional, treatment is also delayed, and that can make the difference between a successful recovery and the loss of a loved one.
To have a top Denver medical malpractice attorney review your medical records for evidence of negligence in your diagnosis, please call us at (303) 759-9945 or toll-free (877) 433-3906. Leventhal & Puga, P.C., has handled hundreds of cases just like yours across the Nation. If we find that there was negligence involved in your diagnosis, we will not rest until we get you and your family justice. We take care of our clients, and we’ll front all costs and take no payment until we recover compensation for you.
How Diagnosis Can Be Delayed
A delay in diagnosis can occur in a number of different ways, but usually comes down to a physician failing to order a test or misreading the results of a test. We understand that diagnosing medical conditions is difficult. However, that does not mean it is acceptable for doctors to make avoidable mistakes, fail to order tests, fail to communicate the results quickly, or fail to refer in a specialist in a patient’s case.
Doctors may not order certain tests to save money, to make less effort, or simply because they fail to think about certain possibilities. If a doctor does not order a test that should have been ordered, that may make the doctor liable for malpractice. Similarly, 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 him or her at fault. The hospital that employs these medical professionals can also be to blame, especially if they don’t have safeguards in place to prevent these errors.
The Impact of a Delayed Diagnosis
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.
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.
Speak to a Top Denver Medical Malpractice Attorney
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.
At Leventhal & Puga, P.C., our team of top-rated attorneys has just that.
Dealing with inept medical professionals or apathetic hospitals 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.
When people come to Leventhal & Puga, 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, P.C., at (303) 759-9945 to get started.
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