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Hyde Park Medical Negligence Attorney for Misdiagnosis

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Medical Malpractice Lawyer for Missed Diagnosis in Chicago and Cook County

There are a wide variety of ways that negligence on the part of doctors or medical professionals can seriously impact a patient's health. Misdiagnosis is one of the most common forms of medical malpractice, and it can have both immediate and long-lasting effects on a person's well-being. Failure to provide the necessary treatment for a condition can lead to long-lasting harm, and things may be made even worse if improper treatment is administered. In these cases, patients will want to understand their legal options for addressing the injuries they have suffered due to an incorrect diagnosis.

At the Law Office of David A. Kadzai, LLC, we understand the struggles a family can face when a person is injured by medical malpractice, and we are dedicated to helping our clients receive the compensation they need in these cases. Attorney David Kadzai has over 10 years of legal experience, and he is prepared to investigate your case, establish liability for your injury, and hold a doctor, hospital, or other medical provider responsible for the damages you have suffered.

Reasons for Misdiagnosis

Medical diagnostic errors typically fall into one of two categories:

  • Misdiagnosis - This refers to cases in which a doctor diagnoses a patient with the incorrect condition. This can lead to a patient undergoing invasive treatments such as surgery or chemotherapy that can have serious side effects. Meanwhile, the actual condition may go untreated, leading to an overall worsening of the patient's condition.
  • Missed diagnosis - A doctor may fail to correctly diagnose a patient's condition, or a diagnosis may not be made until it is too late to provide the proper treatment. Failure to diagnose conditions such as breast cancer, brain cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, or testicular cancer may lead to a patient's wrongful death.

Some of the common reasons a doctor may not correctly diagnose a patient's condition include:

  • Errors in medical tests - A doctor may not order the proper tests that would help them diagnose a patient's condition, or they may misinterpret test results or fail to follow up with a patient after tests were performed. Lab technicians may also make errors during the testing process, and incorrect test results can result in an improper diagnosis.
  • Misinterpreting symptoms - Doctors should use differential diagnoses to consider a patient's symptoms and rule out potential conditions that may be affecting them. Failure to recognize symptoms that may be associated with a certain illness can lead to an incorrect diagnosis and improper medical treatment.
  • Failure to consider medical history - When making a diagnosis, a patient's previous medical records should be reviewed, and their family medical history should be considered. If a doctor does not use all relevant information available to them, they may not recognize a patient's illness, and a person may not receive the treatment they need.

Contact an Evergreen Park Medical Malpractice Attorney

If your doctor did not properly diagnose a medical condition, this could affect you and your family for years to come. If you were unable to receive the proper treatment for an illness, your health and well-being may suffer, and you may require additional medical treatment. If your condition affects your ability to work, this could have a serious impact on your family's finances. In the worst cases, a misdiagnosis may lead to a person's death, and their family may struggle to pick up the pieces and address this loss.

Attorney David Kadzai understands the devastating impact that medical negligence can have on your family, and he can help you pursue financial compensation for your damages. To set up a free consultation, contact us at 312-229-0050. You will not owe any legal fees unless we win your case. We serve clients on the south side of Chicago and throughout Cook County, including Hyde Park, Burnham, Oak Lawn, Dixmoor, Calumet Heights, Riverdale, Burbank, Evergreen Park, Jackson Park, Robbins, Merrionette Park, Dolton, Harvey, Calumet City, and Bedford Park.

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