Failure to Diagnose Diseases
What is failure to Diagnose? Failure to diagnose, as it is known in the medical and legal communities, is a form of medical malpractice, which is the negligent or incorrect performance of the professional duties of health care providers and institutions.
Failure to diagnose and treat certain conditions is a failure of individual doctors as well as a system in which insurance companies restrict diagnostic testing and follow-up care. Doctors spend more and more time getting approval for diagnostic measures, while at the same time struggle to get reimbursed by the insurer, as a result many doctors miss crucial data. Mammograms and colonoscopies are often neglected because they will not be approved.
The number of claims is rising, insurance companies are reportedly are facing near double the number of claims in the past three years. Additionally insurance companies are paying more for these failure to diagnose cancer than any other type of claim, because the injuries are so significant.
Types of Claims:
Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer, Read More >>
Failure to Diagnose Colon Cancer.
Failure to Diagnose Stroke and Heart Attacks.
Failure to Diagnose Cervical Cancer.
A patient arrives at the emergency room complaining of pain radiating down his back and arms. The staff concludes he strained himself while golfing. He dies of a heart attack later that night after being sent home.
A 57 year old man at his check up complains of stomach and bowel problems. A colon cancer screen isn't done. He dies of colon cancer within 6 months.
A 33 year old woman detects a lump in her right breast. The doctor orders a mammogram. The test is reportedly negative for any cancer. Several months later woman she is diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. The mammogram was misread. Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Read More >>
What Should I do?
Misdiagnosis is not always malpractice, but you owe it to yourself and your family to know for sure. Our attorneys will help you determine whether Misdiagnosis has occurred and the viability of your case. If you or a loved one has been a victim of malpractice, legal action is not getting even. It's about placing responsibility and raising the standard of cancer care.
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