Failure to Diagnose - Porland Medical Malpractice Attorney
Get Help from a Proven Medical Malpractice Lawyer
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.
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
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!