Medford Failure to Diagnose Lawyers and Attorneys
Failure to diagnose or the misdiagnosis of a medical condition are arguably the most common types of medical malpractice claims in the nation, accounting for around 40 percent of all medical and hospital negligence cases. These cases involve a physician or healthcare practitioner failing to identify a patient’s condition or misidentifying the condition and failing to treat the patient according to their actual ailment. This can happen for a number of reasons, including:
- Failing to perform a test
- Misreading test results
- Failing to follow up with a patient
- Failing to explore multiple symptoms
- Failing to see the extensiveness of a condition
- Physician inexperience or negligence
- Failing to conduct a thorough health examination
- Delaying treatment or care
- Misclassifying a tumor as benign
Unfortunately, the most common types of misdiagnosed diseases are extremely serious illnesses including cancer, heart attacks, and meningitis (in children). Because of a delay or failure in diagnosing a disease, many patients are unable to obtain the treatment they need to get better, oftentimes resulting in their deaths. Patients whose conditions have become aggravated because of a doctor’s failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis or individuals who have lost a loved one because of wrongful or delayed diagnosis have a right to file a medical malpractice claim, and the Law Office of Louis Podel is here to help.
Louis Podel is an experienced medical malpractice attorney in Meford, PA and Cherry Hill, NJ who is committed to protecting the rights of those affected by doctor and hospital negligence. As a victim of malpractice, Mr. Podel can help you recover compensation for your pain and suffering swiftly and successfully. Trust our firm to fight for your case and obtain justice for you and your family.
Conditions Commonly Misdiagnosed or Left Without Diagnosis
Have you have ever been to a doctor after feeling sick and were prescribed medication but it just didn’t seem to work? Did you suffer for weeks or even months on-end without feeling better? Did you waste money seeing several physicians and specialists until finally, one doctor was able to properly diagnose you and give you the proper medication? If so, you are not alone.
Thousands of people are suffering right now because a healthcare practitioner failed to diagnose their condition. Sometimes, the illness can be something as benign as failing to recognize the difference between the common cold and the flu, but other times, serious and life-threatening diseases are overlooked by experienced medical professionals. Whether because the doctor was inexperienced or because they were negligent in following through with extensive diagnostics testing, the results of a failed diagnosis, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can be catastrophic.
Statistics show that some of the most widely misdiagnosed diseases are extremely serious ailments that require fast medical treatment in order for patients to get better. Many of these illnesses can actually be treated and the patient can recover in time, but if left alone, the condition can exacerbate to the point that the condition will no longer respond to medication. The patient, in turn, can suffer a number of complications and even die because their healthcare provider made a critical, yet avoidable error.
Below are some of the most commonly misdiagnosed or undiagnosed illnesses, diseases, and conditions:
- Heart Attacks
- Blood Clots
- Parasitic Infections
- Lyme Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Celiac Disease
How an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help
Healthcare practitioners have a duty to ensure their patients’ safety, care and wellbeing, and when they fail to properly diagnose a condition, they are putting their patients at risk for serious injury and death. For over 30 years, Luis Podel has been representing medical malpractice victims in Medford and Cherry Hill and knows exactly how much pain can be caused by a doctor or hospital’s negligent actions.
Failure to diagnose and misdiagnosed illnesses can lead to lifelong symptoms, amputation, infections, coma, stroke, paralysis, organ failure, and wrongful death. Even if the effects are not permanent, a misdiagnosis can result in patients having to spend a lot of money on subsequent treatments to correct the mistakes made by their original physician. Victims have a right to obtain compensation for their pain and suffering, but unfortunately, insurance companies are often reluctant to cooperate. When the stakes are so high, it’s imperative to have a skilled and knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer on your side to ensure your rights are upheld and that those responsible for the failed diagnosis are held accountable for their actions.
Many victims are unable to fight for themselves, and must rely on their legal counsel to bring them justice. Attorney Luis Podel is fully committed to all of his clients and dedicates his life to helping and serving the victims of medical malpractice. Mr. Podel will go up against medical insurance companies, doctors, hospitals, and anyone involved in your or your loved one’s misdiagnosis and will not rest until the best possible outcome for your case is attained.
Ready to File Your Claim
If you have been the victim of misdiagnosis or failed diagnosis, and have suffered serious harm or the wrongful death of a loved one, help is available right now. Please contact the Law Offices of Luis Podel today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss the best approach for your case. We represent victims and the families of those who have been subjected to medical malpractice in Medford, PA and Cherry Hill, NJ and will help you obtain the damages you rightfully deserve.