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Diagnosis Error Lawsuits in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Attorneys

A diagnosis error can lead to serious illness, overwhelming medical costs, and wrongful death. These errors are not only unfortunate, but also negligent. If your doctor failed to detect a severe illness, such as heart disease or cancer, even when faced with obvious symptoms, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages. If you lost a loved one because a careless doctor failed to make a correct diagnosis, you can file suit on their behalf.

Diagnosis error examples:

  • Infections that go unnoticed and then worsen (sometimes resulting in sepsis)
  • Failure to detect a tumor, which eventually injure other parts of the body
  • Laboratory results that are misread, ignored, or overlooked by a doctor
  • X-rays or CT scans that are abnormal, but remain overlooked

How Our Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Attorneys Have Helped Past Patients in Florida

Our firm has significant experience handling medical malpractice cases, including ones involving failure to diagnose. In one case, we represented a woman who was told by doctors she had aggressive breast cancer. After a biopsy, doctors told the woman she must have both breasts removed. After the surgery, doctors were unable to find cancer in them, even after examining nearly 100 samples of tissue under a microscope. Doctors informed the woman they could not find cancer in her breasts; it must have been removed during the biopsy.

The woman came to Kelley/Uustal, thinking doctors had delayed her diagnosis. After reviewing her case and medical records, we determined she was the victim of a different type of negligence. After reviewing the original slides from the biopsy and comparing them with the woman’s DNA, we found that the hospital made a serious mistake: the lab had accidentally switched the slides. In short, our client was told she had cancer when she did not, and another patient received a clean bill of health although her lab results were positive.

The case was resolved for a confidential amount.

Contact Kelley/Uustal.

The result of an error in diagnosis can be deadly, and sometimes they are not obvious if an attorney doesn't know what to look for. It is important to hire an experienced medical malpractice attorney to investigate your case - one who has handled this type of case before. Our attorneys at Kelley/Uustal are experienced in discovering medical errors and pursuing compensation for patients who suffer from error.

Contact us if you suspect that you have been the victim of a medical error in diagnosis.

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