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Diagnosing Errors

Doctors Make Mistakes. Our Attorneys Make Things Right

When doctors fail to diagnose illnesses or mistake the symptoms of one illness for another, they put patients at great risk for serious, adverse conditions. Just ask a diagnosing error lawyer at the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone in Massachusetts or the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli in Connecticut. They can tell you that these types of errors in judgment can lead to patients not receiving timely treatment. It can also result in serious diseases such as cancer or heart disease, which demand immediate attention to ensure the best possible outcome.

The longer an illness is left untreated, the greater the likelihood that serious consequences such as the need for high-risk surgery or even death may occur. Diagnosing errors can include:

  • Delayed diagnosis of cancer
  • Failure to diagnose cancer
  • Failure to monitor changes in a patient's progression of a misdiagnosed disease
  • Failure to order a biopsy
  • Failure to order necessary lab or medical tests
  • Failure to properly analyze lab results
  • Failure to refer to a specialist
  • Misinterpretation of tests

If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury or worse due to mistakes made by medical professionals, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice case. If a loved one died, you may even be able to successfully pursue a wrongful death case. That's why it's critical that you contact us right away. Our law firms handle cases throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Failure to Diagnose Cancer Calls for an Experienced Attorney

The odds of beating cancer are much better when the disease is diagnosed in the early stages. Cancer can spread if it goes undetected, reducing a patient's chances of survival. This is why it's crucial for doctors to identify cancer promptly.

A doctor's failure to diagnose cancer is a devastating diagnosing error for the patient and his or her family. Our attorneys understand how troubling these types of medical mistakes are for families. That's why we want to meet with you. We can fight for you or your loved one and hold the negligent doctors and medical facilities accountable.

Cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States. Many cancers do not have a cure, but can be treated if detected early. Failure to diagnose cancer can dramatically lessen an individual's quality of life as well as literally take years away, which could lead to a potential wrongful death lawsuit. Common forms of cancer found in patients include:

  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma (skin cancer)
  • Mesothelioma (often due to asbestos exposure)
  • Ovarian cancer

You Deserve Justice if a Doctor Failed to Diagnose Cancer

A doctor may fail to diagnose cancer by misreading a test, such as a mammogram. A physician working in an emergency room may not respond to the complaints of a patient suffering from the early stages of cancer.

Our attorneys can work with medical experts to determine whether the cancer you or a loved one is suffering from was tested for in a timely manner and properly diagnosed. If the doctor's failure to diagnose cancer resulted in a significant change in treatment options or chances of survival, we can fight for you to pursue the maximum compensation allowed under law.

If you've been a victim of diagnosing errors, contact us. We offer a free, no obligation consultation. Our legal professionals listen and can discuss all the legal options available to you. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Call 1-800-WIN-WIN-1 today. We're here for you when you need us most.