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Washington, D.C. Delayed Diagnosis Attorney

Assisting Victims of Medical Malpractice across the U.S.

When it comes to treating illnesses, diseases, or other medical conditions, time is often of the essence. For conditions like breast cancer, colon cancer, heart disease, stroke, and others, early detection and treatment can literally mean the difference between life and death. Catching a disease in its earliest stages (or before it develops) can dramatically improve the chances of survival. A delayed diagnosis, on the other hand, can mean a disease that has moved past the point of cure or requires a course of treatment that is much more painful, burdensome, and expensive than it would have been had the condition been identified earlier.

When a doctor or another medical professional is negligent in diagnosing a patient’s condition in a timely manner, patients and their families suffer. At LawMD, we help families who are living with the often deadly consequences of a delayed diagnosis. Our experienced delayed diagnosis attorneys—many of whom are also licensed physicians—have a long track record of success obtaining compensation for victims of these kinds of medical errors.

Contact us online or call our office at (888) 695-2963 today for a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our legal team.

What Causes Delayed Diagnoses?

Doctors are highly educated and trained professionals. But they are also human beings, vulnerable to the same factors than can cause any of us to make mistakes—stress, time pressures, overwhelming responsibilities, and balancing work and family life.

A delayed diagnosis is one medical mistake that can result when physicians fail to take the time, follow the right protocols, or use their best judgment in evaluating a patient. They may be dismissive of a patient’s complaints or concerns. They may fail to ask important questions about the patient’s current condition or medical history—vital information that can contain clues as to what is ailing them. Relying on perceived instinct and an “I’ve-seen-it-all” attitude, doctors may fail to order necessary tests or screenings that would have revealed the patient’s illness and allowed for early intervention.

Additional reasons for a delayed diagnosis can include:

  • Use of defective medical equipment
  • Inadequate medical examination
  • Misinterpretation of test results
  • Failure to order a diagnostic test
  • Lack of follow-up care
  • Failure to refer to a specialist or other physician
  • Inadequate medical screening
  • Failure to check for drug interactions

A delayed diagnosis can leave a patient going on with their life as if nothing is wrong. All the while, however, their medical condition could be getting worse and, ultimately, it could become much more difficult—if not impossible—to treat. Patients may need costly and painful treatments that would have been unnecessary had a timely diagnosis been made, and patients may experience additional pain and suffering, loss of income, increased medical bills, and shortened lifespans as a result.

Make Sure You Have the Right Lawyer for Your Delayed Diagnosis Case

Proving that a delayed diagnosis was an act of medical malpractice that caused you harm and entitles you to damages is not easy. Not every bad outcome is the result of a medical error. Proving that a doctor was negligent in diagnosing a patient and that his or her conduct fell below the applicable standard of care requires experience, legal skill, and tenacity, as well as an understanding of the complex medical issues involved in malpractice cases.

Many of the delayed diagnosis lawyers at LawMD are also licensed physicians who use their combination of knowledge to help victims of medical malpractice pursue the compensation they need and deserve.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of the delayed diagnosis of a disease, illness, or medical condition, LawMD’s experienced and tenacious medical malpractice lawyers can help.

Please give us a call at (888) 695-2963 or contact us online to set up your free consultation.

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WHY YOU MAY BENEFIT FROM A DOCTOR IN YOUR COURTROOM

  • WE UNDERSTAND YOUR INJURIES, BECAUSE WE’VE LIKELY TREATED THEM.

    Most of our physician-attorneys are either current or past treating doctors in, collectively, a wide range of medical specialties. There is a good chance one or more of our physician attorneys have actually treated medical conditions similar to the ones from which you or your loved one now suffers. That translates into care and understanding as your Counselors, and know-how as your Advocates.

  • TIME- AND COST-SAVINGS FOR YOUR CASE

    Any honest medical malpractice attorney will tell you that one of the greatest expenses in a medical malpractice case is having to pay physician experts to study the details of the medical issues in your case and, if necessary, provide testimony at deposition and trial. While even our physician attorneys may also need to hire outside medical experts for your case, our medical know-how allows us to perform a significant amount of the medical analysis necessary for your case in-house which may translate into significant savings at the conclusion of your case.

  • RAPID RESPONSE WITH SOLID ANSWERS TO YOUR SERIOUS QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR CASE

    Because we have in-house medical know-how, we can evaluate the medical questions in your case and provide answers without a lengthy wait. Our internal process involves getting the issues in your case quickly in front of the right physician attorney who, based on his or her medical experience and training, is most likely to have the answers you seek about whether you have a case and how we might help you get the compensation you deserve to help secure a brighter future for you and for your loved ones.

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