Missed or delayed diagnosis is one of the most common forms of medical malpractice. According to the National Academy of Medicine, at least 5% of patients who undergo outpatient care experience a diagnostic error. This may include patients with healthcare providers who do not believe their symptoms or who fail to order appropriate tests. It may also include victims of misread or misunderstood lab results or any other error in diagnosing a serious illness or disease.
A missed or delayed diagnosis can complicate even minor health concerns. The issue becomes very serious when a diagnostic error involves things like:
- Brain Injury
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Lyme Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
If you or someone you love is now facing the consequences of a missed or delayed diagnosis, you may be entitled to seek compensation for medical expenses along with any related pain and suffering. If you suspect you have a case against a healthcare provider, we encourage you to use the contact form on this page or to call one of our Atlanta-area offices today to schedule a free case review and learn more about your options.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
Medical malpractice claims are very difficult to win. Most will never make it to trial, but those that do are almost always decided in the favor of the physician or healthcare provider. Physicians prevail in 70 to 90% of cases with moderate to weak evidence and even in half of those with strong or compelling evidence. Without an attorney on your side, it is unlikely that you will be able to build a strong enough case to secure fair compensation.
The lawyers at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance have decades of experience and a proven record of success in holding negligent medical practitioners to account. We welcome an opportunity to meet with you, free of both cost and obligation, to look over your case, discuss all reasonable options, and help you choose the best path forward.
Please call us at 404-760-7400 to schedule your complimentary case review at one of our Atlanta offices today. We serve victims of medical malpractice living throughout Georgia.