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The Experience to Make Things Right After a Diagnostic Error

Diagnosing a medical condition accurately and time-efficiently is of utmost importance. If a doctor failed to diagnose your condition in time and you have damages as a result, it is time to seek the counsel of Phillips Froetschel, LLC.

Our attorneys have more than 40 collective years of experience helping the victims of medical malpractice and other forms of negligence. We are based in Pittsburgh and serve clients throughout all Pennsylvania. Some of the most common delayed diagnoses cases we handle include:

  • Cancer
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Neurological Disease

With our practice dedicated 100% to medical malpractice law and personal injury law, we draw from a wealth of experience and knowledge that is rare to find. Our attorneys’ exceptional legal abilities have not gone unnoticed. Both Laura and Joe are members of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County and the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Additionally, they are consistently selected for inclusion to Super Lawyers.

When Does Delayed Diagnosis Medical Malpractice Occur?

There are some common indicators of medical negligence regarding missed diagnoses and delayed diagnoses. They can include:

  • Failure to order certain tests
  • Failure to rule out certain conditions
  • Failure to gather accurate information
  • Incorrect administration of tests
  • Misreading test results

The fragmented nature of modern health care makes the risk of diagnostic mistakes even higher. Patients and their health care providers might not have access to their complete medical records. Some physicians are quick to dismiss the severity of patients’ symptoms and rely instead on their own cognitive biases.

The Importance of Having Medical Negligence Lawyers

Delayed diagnosis claims are very complex to prove. In addition, they often have high-value damages, which makes health care practitioners fight them exceedingly hard. Your best chance of recovering a settlement or award that covers the extent of your damages is to work with a medical malpractice attorney. When you have an experienced team of medical malpractice lawyers like ours, you have guides who know how to gather evidence and navigate the legal process.

For Personalized Attention and Proven Results, Turn to Phillips Froetschel

After the frustration and agony of a delayed diagnosis, do not hesitate another day to contact a diagnostic errors attorney. To reach us for a free consultation, please call 412-643-0682 or send us an email. We work on a contingency fee basis – no fees unless we recover compensation.