Medical malpractice lawsuits may be filed if there has been medical neglect due to a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose. In these instances it is important to determine who was ultimately responsible for the injuries you have suffered.The most obvious responsible party in a failure to diagnosis claim is your doctor. This includes not only failing to properly diagnose a condition but can include a delayed diagnosis of a medical condition.A delayed diagnosis can be serious, particularly if it is a condition like cancer. An early diagnosis could mean the difference between a prognosis of life and death.A doctor should know the signs and symptoms of medical conditions. Even if a doctor is unable to diagnose a condition, it is their responsibility to do what they can to find a diagnosis based on the patient’s symptoms.Insurance companies may also be liable in a failure to diagnose claim. Sometimes insurance companies will do whatever they can to avoid making payments. They may prevent a patient from receiving testing procedures or follow-up care that prevented a timely and accurate diagnosis. If you or someone you love has been injured or made ill because of a failure to diagnose, you should contact a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer. They can help you determine the responsible parties for your medical malpractice claim and explain your legal options.
Contacting a Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C, our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys will examine all aspects of your claim, determine liability, and aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation due to you or your loved one for any injuries or loss of life due to medical malpractice. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.