Diagnosis Errors

Many cases of medical negligence reflect mistakes of diagnosis: delayed diagnosis of cancer, mistaking stroke symptoms for a less serious condition, or failing to order the tests and workups that could prevent a heart attack.

Misdiagnosis mistakes or negligent delays in making the right diagnosis are often the basis of medical malpractice litigation. Diagnosis errors can also be difficult to prove. Frequently, there are so many medical professionals involved in your treatment that it's easy for one doctor to blame another for a disastrous mistake.

Get Help From Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The success of a negligent diagnosis claim depends on your lawyer's ability to show that the failure to diagnose the condition correctly and in time reflected specific mistakes on the part of your medical team. These mistakes must also be identified as violations of a recognized standard of care.

At Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler, we have long experience working with nationally prominent medical professionals from a wide range of specialties. In other words, we get a strategically significant head start in the investigation and evaluation of your medical negligence case. It's very likely that we've worked before with the medical experts whose analysis and testimony will be essential to the success of your claim.

We handle misdiagnosis cases that involve mistakes at any point in your medical team's chain of responsibility:

  • Family practice physician
  • Emergency room doctor
  • Radiologist
  • Pathologist
  • Surgeon
  • Anesthesiologist
  • OB/GYN
  • Intensive care doctors and nurses

The consequences of misdiagnosed cancer, heart attack or stroke symptoms are usually disabling when they are not fatal. Our approach to medical negligence litigation can make a significance difference to your ability to prove fault and recover financial compensation.

Call 814-240-3339 To Get The Help You Need

To learn more about our experience with the proof of negligence in cases of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, contact a lawyer at Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler in Erie for a free consultation.