Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis

Chicago Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis Attorneys

When you or a loved one seek medical attention, you do so expecting your doctor will have the skill and knowledge needed to diagnose and treat your health issue. When doctors make mistakes, the results can be catastrophic.

At Pullano Siporin, we have decades of experience in holding negligent doctors, surgeons and other medical professionals accountable for their failure to accurately and timely diagnose a patient’s disease.  When a person or a family is victimized by a doctor’s failure to comply with the standard of care, you can feel violated since the people responsible for your health and safety violated your trust. By hiring our experienced lawyers, you can focus on your recovery knowing that you can trust your attorneys to hold all those responsible to account.  Our team then relentlessly pursues justice on behalf of you to recover the maximum amount of compensation allowable under the law.

While not every complication a patient experiences rises to the level of malpractice, there are mistakes that arise that should be preventable if the healthcare professional complies with the minimum standard of care.  When doctors do not spend enough time with patients or they do not listen to their patients fully, common problems that can result include:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Delayed diagnosis
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For this type of case to qualify as medical malpractice, it must involve care that falls below acceptable standards, and a diagnosis error must be a result of negligent or improper procedures. Examples include:

  • A doctor failing to include the potential problem on the differential diagnosis list, an industry-standard tool used to determine an appropriate course of treatment for a patient;
  • The doctor failing to order or perform tests commonly associated with confirming or ruling out the correct diagnosis;
  • The doctor downplaying the urgency of the condition, causing an undue delay in the diagnosis;
  • Performing or interpreting an ordered test or procedure incorrectly; or
  • During the differential diagnosis process, support staff failing to administer diagnostic medication, which may have changed the doctor’s conclusion based on the patient’s response or lack of response.

When a patient is misdiagnosed or not timely diagnosed, the patient does not receive the care they need to treat their medical problem. A disease that could have been eradicated if diagnosed timely might now be life threatening due to the delay.  A disease that could have been easily treated earlier in the process might now cause irreparable harm to a patient’s body.  Each disease and its disease process is different.  As a result, it is important to discuss your situation with experienced attorneys that know the right questions to ask and know the right experts to retain.

Our team carefully selects the cases so that our attorneys can aggressively discover exactly why a doctor failed to timely diagnose your condition and prove the extent of the harm that the delay caused to your health and wellbeing.  We relentlessly pursue answers to all of these questions in order to tell the full story. We get answers to these questions and more by hiring the preeminent medical experts in the relevant specialities to your case to assist in the workup of the case.  By doing so, we have consistently been able to obtain life changing results for our clients that have been victimized by medical misdiagnosis and we have never lost.