Misdiagnosis And Failure To Diagnose

Misdiagnosis Can Be A Fatal Mistake

When a doctor fails to diagnose a serious condition or when there is a misdiagnosis, a patient may be seriously injured because of the mistake. In the worst cases, a misdiagnosis can cause a wrongful death.

Cancer Misdiagnosis · Failure To Diagnose
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At Ellis Law Offices in Worcester, Massachusetts, our medical malpractice attorneys have seen the terrible damage that can be done when a doctor fails to properly diagnose an illness. We have the financial resources and the network of medical experts to investigate misdiagnosis cases and bring them to trial.

  • Cancer misdiagnosis can mean delayed treatment while the cancer continues to grow. A cancer that might have been stopped in the early stages becomes a life-threatening condition. When a doctor fails to diagnose breast cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia or any other type of cancer, delayed treatment can create a far grimmer prognosis.
  • A heart attack or stroke may be misdiagnosed as a digestive problem or anxiety in the emergency room. The patient may be sent home and be at even greater risk of death.
  • Meningitis and other serious infections may be misdiagnosed as being flu or other minor illnesses. Such serious infections must be diagnosed and treated immediately or they quickly become life-threatening.

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The medical malpractice lawyers at Ellis Law Offices have the experience, knowledge, financial resources and medical experts to investigate and litigate complex medical malpractice cases. If a loved one has been seriously injured or died because of misdiagnosis, contact our law firm for a free consultation.