Does A Delayed Diagnosis Constitute Medical Malpractice?
Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Philadelphia, PA
When a doctor fails to provide a prompt diagnosis of an illness or condition,
or originally misdiagnoses the problem, the result can be serious. In
many cases, early diagnosis is key to effective treatment and a full recovery.
With so much at stake, medical practitioners should be held accountable
when they fail to provide thorough care for their clients. If you or someone
you love was the victim of a delayed diagnosis, we encourage you to talk
to a member of our legal team immediately.
Knowledge is power — understand your rights so you can protect your
Delayed diagnosis is one of the most common forms of diagnosis malpractice.
Proving that you have experienced
medical malpractice is not, however, as simple as demonstrating the existence of a doctor's
error. In a delayed diagnosis case, you must demonstrate that your situation
meets several conditions.
These conditions are:
- The fact you and your doctor had a true doctor-patient relationship when
the delayed diagnosis occurred
- That your doctor was negligent—meaning that he or she did not behave
how a discerning and capable medical professional would be expected to
act under identical circumstances
- That you, as a result of the delayed diagnosis, have suffered significant harm
Aggressive & Compassionate Care for Injured Victims
Have you or someone in your family suffered the adverse effects of a late
diagnosis? We encourage you to discuss your case quickly with one of our
Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers. Our door is open and we are prepared to help you understand your options
by discussing your case in a
free case evaluation. Since beginning our firm in 1978, we have successfully recovered millions
of dollars for our injured clients.
Call Shrager, Spivey & Sachs today to learn more about what we can do for you.