Failure to Diagnose an Illness or Injury

Was Your Condition Missed? Call Our Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers!

A large percentage of personal injury lawsuits involve a delayed diagnosis, a misdiagnosis, or the failure to diagnose a medical condition or injury. If a doctor's error led to inadequate treatment, incorrect treatment, or no treatment at all, your condition may have worsened or your life may be at risk. If any of this is true for you, you are urged to contact Preston & Salango, PLLC for help. Our Charleston personal injury attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience, and we have extensive experience representing medical malpractice lawsuits.

What sets Preston & Salango, PLLC apart from other firms? Our accolades include:

  • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • U.S. News and World Reports "Best Law Firms"
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars

Medical Mistakes & Diagnosis Errors

Patients place a great deal of trust in their doctors. In some cases, they must put their life into their doctor's hands. While there are many excellent doctors, there are others who do not take enough time to listen to their patients' complaints, and who rush through visits and simply fail to give their patients the appropriate level of care. When a doctor fails to diagnose a medical condition, the patient's condition can worsen. If a doctor fails to order the appropriate tests or delays in referring them to a specialist, their medical condition could be missed.

Common conditions that doctors fail to diagnose include:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetic reactions
  • Heart attack / stroke
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Meningitis
  • Lyme disease

If your medical condition was exacerbated by your doctor’s negligent mistakes, you may have grounds to file a medical malpractice claim. The same is true if your loved one has died as a result of a delayed diagnosis. Don’t wait to seek the justice, and fair compensation, that you deserve. We have already recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of medical malpractice, and we are ready to do the same for you! Contact our firm now to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney in Charleston. You don’t pay unless we win your case.

More Than $100 million Recovered for Past Clients

Our firm has handled numerous “failure to diagnose” medical malpractice claims, including:

  • $2,850,000.00 recovery – hospital failed to diagnose blood disorder
  • $1,750,000.00 recovery – hospital misdiagnosed an infection
  • $1,500,000.00 recovery – doctor failed to diagnose bacterial meningitis
  • $1,300,000.00 recovery – ER failed to diagnose life-threatening condition

With many medical conditions, especially cancer, early detection and treatment can mean the difference between life and death. Regardless of the reason for the failure to diagnose a medical condition, a patient can suffer irreparable harm, and in worse cases, death. The cost of compensating the patient can be overwhelming, especially when he or she still has medical treatment to pursue. If you are a victim of medical malpractice, contact Preston & Salango, PLLC at once. You deserve to work with an affordable, top-rated firm that will put your needs first.

Contact the Charleston personal injury lawyers at Preston & Salango, PLLC today to arrange a free case evaluation!

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