Delayed Diagnosis

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 interests.

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:

  1. The fact you and your doctor had a true doctor-patient relationship when the delayed diagnosis occurred
  2. 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
  3. 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.