A doctor’s failure to diagnose associated disease can lead to major problems for a patient. An associated disease is a disease that commonly accompanies another disease or group of diseases. Some illnesses tend to group together, though they may not all manifest at the same time.A doctor’s mistake can cause him to miss the signs and symptoms of associated diseases, and let the patient go undiagnosed and untreated much longer than is safe. If you have suffered because of a doctor’s mistake or failure to diagnose an associated illness, you should contact a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. Your doctor can and should be held financially liable for your condition.Some Common Types of Associated DiseasesObesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease often group together. Autoimmune diseases tend to group together as well.Some autoimmune diseases include, but are not limited to:
- multiple sclerosis; and
- type I diabetes.
If you have 1 of these diseases, you are likely to have 1 or more of the others.While physicians are trained to be aware of common associated diseases, a doctor’s mistake could result in a misdiagnosis. Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose are both forms of medical malpractice that might entitle you to compensation, if you pursue a Chicago medical malpractice claim. A Chicago medical malpractice lawyer can help to see the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and even help you file your Chicago medical malpractice claim. Contacting a Chicago Medical Malpractice LawyerMedical malpractice can have serious and long-lasting effects on your life. You need someone who will listen, understand and give you valuable legal support. At the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C, our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys will examine all aspects of your case, determine liability, and aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation due you for any injuries or loss suffered as a result of a doctor’s error. Contact us today for a no-cost case evaluation – 312-263-1080.