Successful and effective medical care depends on the timely and accurate diagnosis of whatever condition is afflicting the patient. Diagnosis is the first stage of care. Any failure at that level leaves the actual condition untreated and can leave the patient at risk for a worsening of his or her condition or even death.
Some of the common medical conditions that are most susceptible to the amplifying effect of a failure to diagnose include:
- Cancer (breast cancer, melanoma, ovarian cancer)
- Heart attack
- Stroke (hemorrhagic, ischemic)
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Failure to diagnose can occur in a wide range of situations. Not recognizing cancer or a heart attack can allow the patient to suffer more severe injuries. During treatment of a stroke, the timing and amount of the drug tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) that is used can have a dramatic effect on the patient's health.
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At Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, our attorneys are skilled litigators who have the depth of knowledge regarding medicine necessary to build a highly effective case that can help you recover the compensation you deserve if you were harmed by a failed diagnosis. With more than 100 years of combined experience in protecting the rights of the injured, we understand how to provide our medical malpractice clients with effective representation that can protect their rights and hold negligent doctors accountable for the harm they have caused.
Contact The Columbus Medical Negligence Attorneys Of Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC
When you or a loved one has been injured because a doctor failed to properly or timely diagnose a medical condition, an attorney offers the best chance of securing the full compensation you deserve. Turn to the skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys of Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our medical malpractice lawyers, call 614-360-2706 or toll free at 866-856-0433, or simply contact us online.
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