Failing To Diagnose And Treat Properly May Be Negligence
Time is of the essence in the diagnosis and treatment of certain medical conditions, such as cancer. When treatment comes too late for the patient, concerns may arise regarding the care that was provided. In some instances, reasonable care was provided yet somehow the illness was missed. In other instances, the patient does not communicate symptoms until the disease is already at advanced stages. However, other fateful cases involve doctor negligence — if the doctor had responded reasonably to the patient’s concerns, the illness may have been detected sooner and prompt treatment could have made a difference.
The Law Offices of Sera H. Russell, III provides experienced and caring legal representation to injured people and people who have lost a family member as a result of negligence. Our commitment to obtaining fair compensation and justice for our clients has resulted in countless successful verdicts and settlements in over three decades of practice. Call our firm at 337-205-9786 or contact our Louisiana law firm to schedule a free initial consultation. We serve clients in the Lafayette and Houston areas.
Misdiagnosis, Failure to Diagnose and Failure to Treat
Practicing law since 1978, attorney Sera H. Russell has comprehensive understanding of how to evaluate and succeed with medical malpractice lawsuits. Deviation from the accepted standard of care resulting in harm to a patient is considered medical malpractice. Our law office relies on knowledgeable medical specialists to identify what type of care a doctor or nurse should have provided in our client’s situation and if that care would have prevented our client’s injury.
Medical malpractice in cases where injury was incurred involving delayed treatment, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can involve the following:
- Ignoring or downplaying the patient’s symptoms
- Failure to identify risk factors by evaluating family medical history
- Failure to order appropriate tests in response to known symptoms
- Errors in reviewing test results
- Delays in treatment once the condition is known
- Hospital errors involving miscommunication of medical records or test results
- Other doctor negligence
Wrongful Death Caused by Delayed Diagnosis
It may be impossible to comprehend the fact that with proper treatment, your loved one’s suffering could have been avoided. If a loved one lost the fight to cancer or other serious illness or disease, we have the experience and resources to review the situation and provide an honest assessment of whether there is a case for medical malpractice. We understand that pursuing this kind of claim can be emotionally traumatic when you are grieving. We are here to provide information that allows you to make a decision on how to move forward. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss the situation. If the decision is made to move forward with the medical malpractice case, we charge a percentage of the final recovery
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