Doctors are highly trained and often highly paid; most of the time they do their jobs well. But sometimes they make mistakes that have far-reaching consequences. One serious type of medical negligence is misdiagnosis — the incorrect identification of a medical condition or the failure to diagnose an illness or injury.
It can be shocking to learn that a serious condition was misdiagnosed by a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or other health care professional you trusted. It can be even more shocking to realize that a negligent practitioner’s insurance company will fight the injured person’s (or family’s) claim, even when the evidence is clear.
Is It Worthwhile To Sue The Doctor Or The Hospital?
At Greene & Schultz, our lawyers represent people in Indiana and Illinois injured because of medical malpractice. We handle cases involving:
- The failure to properly diagnose cancer
- A delayed diagnosis that prevented proper, timely treatment from being given to a patient
- A birth injury resulting from the incorrect assessment of a problem that occurred before or during childbirth
- Gynecological malpractice
- A surgical mistake
Every diagnosis error case is different. In your case, it may or may not be worth your energy to sue a negligent provider. Our attorneys can evaluate your case and help you understand your rights and options.