Misdiagnosis And Delayed Diagnosis

Winston-Salem Misdiagnosis Lawyers

Failure to Diagnose: North Carolina Attorneys

At Comerford & Britt, we have obtained very substantial settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of clients who suffered terrible health consequences or even death as a result of a physician's negligent failure to identify an infection, the signs of a heart attack, or major threats presented by a traumatic injury. If you are considering a lawsuit for damages based on a doctor's misdiagnosis of a serious health condition,contact a North Carolina medical malpractice lawyer at our office in Winston-Salem.

As attorneys, we work to make sure any person who is injured by the misconduct and negligence of others can get justice in the courtroom, even when taking on the most powerful interests.

A prompt and accurate diagnosis of illness or other health problems is the foundation of effective treatment, and a mistake in the diagnostic process can lead to disastrous or fatal results. Whether the physician's negligence involved unreasonable delay in ordering diagnostic tests for cancer, or simply failing to recognize the symptoms of an imminent heart attack, our lawyers can investigate and present your claims for negligent misdiagnosis in cases such as the following:

  • Misinterpretation of x-rays, mammograms, or MRI results
  • Failure to diagnose bacterial infection or sepsis
  • Misdiagnosis of spinal injury
  • Failure to spot obstructions in the airway
  • Negligent failure to recommend c-section delivery in childbirth
  • Misdiagnosis of stroke symptoms

Whether the mistake in diagnosis occurred in a family physician's office, a hospital ward, or the emergency room, a physician's failure to order the proper tests to eliminate the possibility of major health risk can result in horrific injuries. These include blindness, quadriplegia, or multiple amputation. When a serious infection, blood clot, or heart trouble is overlooked, death due to heart attack or stroke is a frequent result.

For cancer patients, an unreasonable delay in diagnosis can mean the difference between being able to treat and manage the disease, and a fatal metastasis of the cancer to other organs beyond the hope of surgery, radiation treatment, or chemotherapy.

To learn more about our ability to represent your interests effectively in cases of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, contact a North Carolina medical malpractice attorney at Comerford & Britt in Winston-Salem.