Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis

When Mistakes in Diagnosis Lead to Serious Injury or Death

Medical malpractice lawsuits tend to focus on errors in diagnosis or errors in treatment. A complete and correct diagnosis will normally serve as the foundation for effective treatment, and oversights in screening, testing or interpretation of radiology or lab results can have fatal consequences for the patient.

If you believe that you or a family member suffered unnecessarily from an error in identifying the nature of a serious health problem, contact the law firm of Kenneth M. Levine & Associates in Brookline. We represent medical malpractice victims all over Massachusetts. Our experience working with outstanding medical experts from a wide range of specialties can help you find out whether negligence in the diagnosis of heart disease, cancer or stroke was responsible for a disability or death in your family.

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There are many different kinds of diagnostic errors, and just about anyone in the chain of treatment can commit one. Our attorneys investigate the responsibility of family doctors, emergency room physicians, oral surgeons, urologists, OB/GYNs, radiologists and pathologists to find out whether a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis could have been avoided if the medical professional had performed up to recognized standards of care.

As well as working closely with the medical experts whose evaluation of your doctor’s performance will be essential to the success of your case, our lawyers also work closely with the families we represent. By forming a solid working relationship with our clients, we can develop a deeper and more detailed understanding of the facts of your case. This results in a more effective presentation both in settlement negotiations and at trial.

Here are some examples of the kinds of illnesses and health conditions that can often be misdiagnosed or delayed in the correct diagnosis:

  • Cancer of the breast, skin, bowel, cervix, ovaries or prostate
  • Risk of stroke
  • Risk of heart attack
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Appendicitis
  • Peritonitis
  • Sepsis or serious infection after surgery

To learn more about the ways our experience and client service values can help you achieve justice in a case of delayed or mistaken diagnosis, contact the Boston misdiagnosis claims attorneys at Kenneth M. Levine & Associates for a free consultation.