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We hold medical professionals to a high standard of professionalism and care, because they literally have our lives in their hands. A doctor or nurse must complete years of schooling and practical training so that they can provide educated and competent response and treatment to any potential situation. Failure to do so is a violation of the medical standard of care, and can be grounds for a malpractice lawsuit.

We at The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C. believe that it is essential to hold practitioners accountable for their negligence, as it directly impacts those who place trust in them. As a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, our Portland medical malpractice lawyer is proud to have won millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of his clients. We know how difficult it can be to move on from an injury or death caused by malpractice, and want to help you fight for the financial support that you need.

If you have lost a loved one due to a doctor's failure to diagnose, we will not only fight for your compensation, but will also seek change to the hospital's policies to ensure that this tragedy never occurs again. Schedule your free consultation to learn more!

The Consequences of Failing to Diagnose

Failure to diagnose is one of the most common medical malpractice claims, but it can also be the hardest to prove. It is your doctor's job to proactively identify and address medical conditions within the realm of his or her specialty and capacity to do so. However, many medical conditions can be obscure and difficult for even the most competent doctor to accurately diagnose. Thus, proving that a doctor violated the standard of care in his or her failure to diagnose will typically require expert testimony.

Prompt diagnosis is the crucial first step in addressing and treating a problem. Many conditions require immediate care or action, failure to do so can exacerbate the problem or cause new ones to arise. If your physician fails to diagnose or immediately treat an existing medical condition, you could suffer serious consequences. You may be entitled to compensation for such medical malpractice, as an accurate diagnosis may have prevented your condition from worsening and causing you injury.

Common examples of these claims include the failure to diagnose:

  • Lyme disease
  • Parasitic infections
  • Diabetes
  • Appendicitis
  • Preeclampsia
  • Meningitis

Our medical experts are just a phone call away and can help us examine your medical records, x-rays, and treatments to determine whether or not a doctor's failure to diagnose was negligent. If it is determined that a competent doctor should have accurately diagnosed your condition, we will fight to help you seek the restitution you deserve.

Put Passionate, Experienced Representation On Your Side

If you or a loved one was the victim of exacerbated injuries or even death because your healthcare practitioner did not provide a proper diagnosis of any of the medical conditions listed above or another medical problem, call the medical malpractice lawyer at The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C. in Portland, Oregon today. With more than two decades of experience and millions of dollars successfully recovered on behalf of our clients, we are the firm you want on your side in this crisis.

Our firm is devoted solely to handling medical malpractice cases. We limit the number of cases we accept in order to ensure our ability to provide the full level of dedication necessary to pursue the result you deserve. Our philosophy is to focus on low-volume, high-quality representation. Approximately 40 percent of medical malpractice claims involve failure to diagnose, and we have the experience you need.

Contact our team today to discuss your legal options!

Why You Can Trust Our Firm to Fight for You
  • Millions of Dollars Recovered for the Injured & Bereaved
  • Named "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers
  • Included in the Listing of Oregon Super Lawyers® of 2014 and 2015
  • Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Featured in Oregon Trial Lawyers Association's Sidebar Publication
  • We work on a contingency fee basis - you don’t pay unless we win!