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A Delayed Diagnosis Can Be Catastrophic Or Fatal

Instances where medical conditions are not timely diagnosed occur far too often. A study by researchers from Johns Hopkins University showed that diagnosis errors account for the largest fraction of malpractice claim settlements and cause likely preventable injury or death for up to 160,000 patients each year. In an even more comprehensive review of numerous studies, failure to diagnose or delay in diagnosis accounted for anywhere from 26 percent to 63 percent of all malpractice claims.

Delayed diagnosis cases are complex and require attorneys with extensive knowledge of medical malpractice. At Wise Morrissey, LLC, we are well-known for our work in Illinois medical malpractice cases. Our lawyers fully understand the standard of care that doctors and nurses must exercise in their diagnosis. We have the experience to demonstrate that a client or their loved one sustained an injury that would not have occurred without negligently delayed diagnosis by the care provider.

Even if a health care provider fails to diagnose a condition promptly, the failure must be negligent and cause significant harm before a malpractice suit can be filed. We must prove that the caregiver acted below an acceptable level of care and negligently increased the risk to a patient’s health.

You Can Seek Compensation With A Lawyer’s Help

To discuss your injuries or those of a loved one that may have resulted from a negligent delay in diagnosis, please call us in Chicago at 312-985-0930 or contact us online. Your consultation is free.


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