Medical misdiagnoses, failure to diagnose or a delayed diagnosis are some of the most prominent allegations in medical malpractice cases. Misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, or a delayed diagnosis often results in a delay of the proper treatment, the wrong treatment, or no treatment. This can result in life-altering disabilities and even death.
Statistics show that over 40% of medical malpractice claims are a result of a healthcare provider’s failure to diagnose a condition or disease. A misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can be the result of a failure to conduct a thorough medical history and examination of the patient, a failure to perform the necessary diagnostic testing or a failure to understand the results of diagnostic testing to make a valid diagnosis.
Compensation in the case of a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can and does include damages for medical expenses, lost income, loss of future earning potential, pain and suffering and in the event of a death, final expenses and survivor entitlements.
If you live in Atlanta, Georgia or the surrounding area and you or someone you love was the victim of a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose, please contact the Atlanta office of Robbins Law, PC today to schedule a confidential consultation at no cost to you with an experienced medical malpractice attorney to protect your legal rights and secure the compensation you are entitled to.