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Misdiagnosis or Failure To Diagnose Attorney in Pittsburgh & Homestead

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Serving Clients Throughout Western Pennsylvania

Patient safety rules require doctors to make the safest choice when diagnosing the cause of the symptoms of the patient.  Doctors go through a “differential diagnosis” which requires doctors and hospitals to rule out the most dangerous cause of the symptoms of a patient first before moving on to the least most dangerous.  The failure by a doctor or a hospital to diagnose the most dangerous symptoms can lead to the failure to diagnose diseases in a patient.  If you suspect this unsafe choice by your doctor has happened to you or a loved one, you may be the victim of medical malpractice.   The failure of a doctor or hospital to choose patient safety properly and/or timely diagnose diseases is one of the most common forms of medical malpractice. In attempting to identify the diagnosis, a doctor may not take in a complete medical history or all of the symptoms of the patient, and may thereby make an incorrect diagnosis. Because of this, the proper regimen for treatment is not utilized.

Sometimes, the doctor or hospital may catch the mistake, and few, if any, consequences may result. Some other cases do not fare as well. In cases where the proper treatment regimen is not used (or sometimes even ignored) injurious or even fatal consequences may result.

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • The failure to diagnose and treat a heart attack
  • The failure to diagnose and treat internal bleeding
  • The failure to diagnose and treat a stroke
  • The failure to diagnose and treat cancer
  • The failure to diagnose and treat coronary artery disease

Contact A Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or losses from a doctor’s failure to properly diagnose a disease or a medical condition please contact me at (412) 368-8398 or fill out the online contact form for a free consultation. I will thoroughly review your case and explain the appropriate action and necessary next steps. I will strive for maximum compensation to aid in a full recovery. All important decisions and matters regarding your case will personally be discussed between you and myself.

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Homestead PA, 15120

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Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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