Failure to Diagnose Attorneys in Kansas City
Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnose is Negligence
At Dempsey Kingsland Osteen, our attorneys understand the frustration you feel when you or a family member cannot get an accurate diagnosis of an illness. Frequently, the consequences of a failure to diagnose are far more serious than mere frustration. Many illnesses such as cancer, timely treatment is crucial to curing the cancer. A missed or wrong diagnosis can lead to a long-term illness, inability to continue working, a permanent disability requiring long-term care, or death.
At Dempsey Kingsland Osteen, we work to acquire fair compensation for injuries caused by negligent failure to diagnose illnesses or medical conditions. Our experienced Kansas City medical malpractice lawyers, working with a team of medical experts from around the country, can evaluate your case and determine the full extent of the damage caused by negligent misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose your medical condition.
Common Diagnostic Failures
Certain medical problems elude diagnosis more often than others, but failure to meet the accepted standard of medical care in diagnosing them is medical malpractice.
At Dempsey Kingsland Osteen, our attorneys have handled cases arising from diagnostic errors involving:
- Impending Heart Attack
- Spinal Epidural Abscess
- Internal Bleeding
- Gall Bladder Surgery Complications
- Surgical Complications
- Bowel Perforation
- Laparoscopic Surgery Complications
Types of Medical Misdiagnosis
Misdiagnosis can take several different forms:
- The wrong disease is diagnosed
- The doctor fails to diagnose the correct condition in a reasonable amount of time
- The diagnosis of the current condition is correct, but the underlying cause is not identified
- Medication side effects are mistaken for illness
- The doctor relies on inaccurate test results caused by faulty equipment or human error
How a Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help
Our failure to diagnose attorneys in Kansas City can work quickly to determine the nature of your injury and its long-term consequences to you. We encourage you to speak with us about a suspected failure to properly diagnose your medical condition. Our team looks forward to hearing your story and helping you fight for justice.