Kansas Medical Malpractice Attorneys Specializing in Misdiagnosis Cases
Misdiagnosing a patient can be the most life threatening mistake a medical professional can make. Delaying diagnosis can also be a form of failing to diagnose or misdiagnosing a patient. Some diseases are so rampant, that failing to diagnose them in a timely fashion can lead to the acceleration and mutation of the disease, sometimes to a point where the patient is unable to benefit from treatment.
All medical professionals are trained to recognize and diagnose symptoms. If they are unable to make a diagnosis based on the patient’s symptoms, then it is their responsibility to determine the root cause. If they cannot make a diagnosis, then they should refer you to a more specialized medical professional to rule out any possibilities and determine an immediate diagnosis. Misdiagnosing, or failing to diagnose, and sending a patient home is not an option.
The most common types of diseases and conditions that cause misdiagnosis, or a failure to diagnose, are:
- Heart attack
- Cancer (especially breast, lung and colon)
- Pulmonary embolism
- Bacterial meningitis
Misdiagnosing, or failing to diagnose, can be caused by many different factors, but a patient should never be left undiagnosed or untreated.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries due to a misdiagnoses or failed diagnosis, you have the right and responsibility to hold your negligent medical professional accountable for the injuries they caused you. Call one of our aggressive and experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC for your free and confidential consultation.