The failure of a doctor, dentist, hospital, or other medical professional to diagnose an illness or injury properly is a form of medical malpractice commonly referred to as “failure to diagnose” or “delayed diagnosis.” The failure to diagnose any illness or disease, particularly cancer, can result in the rapid and deadly spread of the disease that could have easily been prevented with proper diagnosis and care.
Doctors and other medical professionals have the responsibility and the duty of recognizing symptoms and signs of illness in their patients. If they discover symptoms and cannot readily diagnose the condition, they then have the obligation of investigating to find the basic cause of the symptoms. Insurance companies also have the obligation of allowing testing or follow-up care to the people they insure. When a doctor or an insurance company fails to fulfill their duty to their patients and customers, he or she may be able to be held liable for a failure to diagnose.
Legion Counsel Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one had an illness or disease that your doctor failed to diagnose, or delayed in diagnosing, our personal injury attorneys may be able to help you receive compensation for your loss, injury, emotional pain and suffering, and possibly more. The fact is that you relied upon your doctor to locate and diagnose any illness or disease that you had. Their failure to do so was a gross error.
At Legion Counsel in San Diego, we understand the importance of assigning liability to those medical professionals who have failed to diagnose medical conditions. Not only do you need and deserve compensation for your suffering, but these errors need to stop. Let Legion Counsel help you find the best qualified attorney to handle your claim. By bringing medical malpractice claims to court and winning settlements, we believe we are taking a step toward improvement.