Misdiagnosis Lawyers Pittsburgh | Failure to Diagnose

Pittsburgh Misdiagnosis Lawyers

Information on Misdiagnosis, Wrong Diagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis Lawsuits in Pennsylvania

When a medical professional fails to diagnose a serious illness, makes a wrong diagnosis or a delayed diagnosis, the consequences can be detrimental and devastating on a patient’s health and wellbeing. Patients may be giving the wrong treatment, not receive treatment soon enough or may not be treated at all.

Misdiagnosed patients could be improperly medicated or may have to undergo invasive treatments or even surgery for an illness they do not have. The length of recovery time may become much longer and, for some patients, may even lead to wrongful death.

If you have experienced added pain and suffering, health problems, or a prolonged recovery due to a misdiagnosis, you may be able to receive compensation for added hospital time, lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering. If you lost a loved one due to misdiagnosis, you also have a right to fight for compensation.

Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys can help you recover the costs of injuries, pain, suffering and lost wages or future lost wages. We offer free case evaluations and do not charge any fees unless we win your case.


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Pittsburgh Wrong Diagnosis / Misdiagnosis

Winning Compensation For A Misdiagnosis / Wrong Diagnosis

Unfortunately, failure to diagnose an illness is a very common problem. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine estimate that “the number of patients suffering from misdiagnosis-related, potentially preventable, significant permanent injury or death annually in the United States ranges from 80,000 to 160,000.”

The study also goes on to say that diagnostic errors account for the largest fraction of claims and the most severe patient harm, as well as the highest total penalty payouts.

If you think that you or your loved one’s illness was misdiagnosed, call our Medical Malpractice Lawyers today. We are aggressive and compassionate attorneys who will fight for the compensation you deserve.

We are here to help answer your questions and provide the assistance you need in order to get the maximum compensation that is owed to you, including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Current and future lost wages
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life

Common misdiagnosis or wrong diagnosis can include:

  • Heart attacks / Cardiac disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Strokes
  • Pneumonia
  • Aspergillosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cancer (Lung cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, etc.)
  • Complications with pregnancy

Our goal is to get the maximum compensation you deserve. We handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you get paid.

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    Proving Fault In Misdiagnosis Medical Malpractice Claims

    When medical professionals overlook symptoms and do not follow the necessary steps in order to make a proper diagnosis, they are not upholding a standard level of care and therefore may be liable for any injuries or added pain and suffering the misdiagnosis may have caused the patient.

    Our Pittsburgh Misdiagnosis Attorneys have experience in fighting for just compensation for our clients. We will work hard to get a successful outcome and have the resources and dedication to thoroughly investigate your case, speak with the physicians or medical staff involved, consult with our own network of medical experts, and closely examine your medical records to establish proof of medical negligence.

    Negligence may stem from failure to follow-up on test results or incorrectly interpreting test results. Doctors may not conduct a complete physical exam or recognize symptoms early enough or obtain a patient’s medical history, resulting in a worsening condition for the patient.

    Common medical mistakes due to diagnostic errors can include:

    • Failure to follow-up on medical tests with the patient;
    • Failure to recognize symptoms of serious injury or illness;
    • Failure to order proper tests for diagnosis (X-rays, MRIs, CT-scans, blood work, biopsies);
    • Not conducting the proper tests;
    • Using defective diagnostic medical equipment;
    • Mixing up patient results;
    • Not gathering a thorough medical history;
    • Miscommunication among medical staff;
    • Reading lab results incorrectly.

    Our attorneys will gather all evidence from the hospitals, care providers, insurance companies and medical labs to make a strong legal case for you.

    If you believe the physician or medical professionals were negligent in diagnosing and properly treating your condition, and your condition worsened due to the misdiagnosis, give us a call today.

    How SMT Legal Can Help?

    We are aggressive personal injury lawyers who know when to negotiate, when to go to court and how to get you money for your injuries.

    Our team of trial lawyers, investigators, and field experts will work together to build a strong and winnable case for you and your family. Everyone has unique situations and we take the time to really listen to the details of your case to fully understand the surrounding circumstances.

    We are compassionate attorneys who will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

    We will evaluate your claim thoroughly and retain the medical experts needed to evaluate and validate your case.

    There is no fee in simply talking to us and letting us hear your story. We are here to listen and answer your questions.

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    Call 412-765-3345 for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys are available by phone, email or in-person.

    SMT Legal attorneys believe in aggressively representing our clients while maintaining the personal compassion needed when counseling clients through difficult situations and navigating a complex legal system. Contact us today.

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