Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis
If a doctor fails to order appropriate tests, explore potential diagnoses, or administer treatment in a timely manner, a patient’s condition can worsen or even result in death. Practicing for over 20 years, Shane R. Kadlec is well-versed in medical malpractice claims and can work diligently to ensure a negligent doctor is held accountable. If settlement offers do not sufficiently compensate you for your injuries, Mr. Kadlec can bring your misdiagnosis lawsuit to trial and advocate aggressively on your behalf. If you or your loved one has suffered serious injuries at the hands of a doctor in Houston, TX, contact our law office to learn how Mr. Kadlec can help.
Misdiagnosis can seriously impact a patient’s wellbeing and qualify of life, resulting in advanced medical conditions and emotional trauma.
What is a Misdiagnosis?
Misdiagnosis falls under medical malpractice. When a doctor misdiagnoses an illness, they may ignore certain symptoms or fail to fully examine a patient. When a doctor neglects to diagnose an illness or disease altogether, they may dismiss important symptoms, or simply fail to explore all possibilities. Misdiagnosis can result in the patient receiving the wrong treatment, or the progression of a preexisting illness or disease. As a result, patients may not receive the life-saving treatment they need.
Common Examples of Misdiagnosis
Patients have the right to expect a reasonable standard of care. When doctors make avoidable mistakes, a patient’s health can suffer. Doctors can be found negligent if they do not:
- Run a full spectrum of tests
- Explore and rule out any potential alternatives
- Evaluate all symptoms
- Provide adequate monitoring
When you trust your case to Mr. Kadlec, you can feel confident that he will use his extensive resources to fully investigate the incident and hold the appropriate party accountable.
Recovering Damages for Your Suffering
Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can lead to serious repercussions, including surgical errors, birth injuries, and progression of treatable illnesses. In addition to the physical stress this places on a patient, victims and their families must also contend with emotional trauma and additional medical costs.
Misdiagnosis can result in the patient receiving the wrong treatment, or the progression of a preexisting illness or disease.
Mr. Kadlec can fight for your right to compensation for your suffering. He is both capable and willing to take your case to trial if the other party’s settlement offers do not sufficiently cover damages. He can help to secure reparations for:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of current and future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium for loved ones
- Funeral and burial costs if the misdiagnosis results in a wrongful death
Misdiagnosis lawsuits are complicated, and patients often face enormous legal hurdles when filing a claim. Immunity issues and lawsuit filing deadlines can hinder a victim’s case. As such, it is critical to work with a skilled attorney who can navigate through these complexities to help ensure a successful outcome. Mr. Kadlec is a board-certified personal injury lawyer who has assisted countless clients collect due reparations.
Schedule Your Appointment
To successfully pursue a misdiagnosis lawsuit, you need a strong advocate like Mr. Kadlec on your side. While you focus on recovery, our team can determine negligence and aggressively advocate for your rights. Contact our law office online or call us at (281) 643-2000 to schedule a personal consultation.