Failure to Diagnose a Condition Could Be Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Case

Video Transcription:
I want to talk to you a minute about diagnosis errors that occur. We get calls so often from people who have a myriad of misdiagnosis or failure to make a diagnosis. And with these cases, many of them can become and are medical malpractice cases but many of them, quite frankly, are not.

I think the thing that everyone needs to keep in mind if you have what you think is a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose a condition, is did the doctor breach the prevailing minimum standard of care in rendering a diagnosis. In addition to this, what was the consequence of that failure or that breach. If it was quickly corrected and it did not affect treatment or the outcome, it will not be a case that can be successfully pursued.

On the other hand, if the misdiagnosis or the failure to diagnose resulted in an unexpected adverse reaction, something that clearly should not have happened or the condition got much worse or may even be terminal, this clearly may be a case that you can bring against the physician or the facility.

If you have concerns about a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis, don't wait. Call someone who's experienced in understanding these issues and let them understand exactly what happened to you.

Due to the nature of our small practice, we are unable to take every case, but we always strive to connect clients with the right attorney for them. We are happy to set up referrals to other attorneys who may be better suited to assist you.

Jim Dodson
A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.