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San Diego Medical Misdiagnosis Attorneys

When people think of medical malpractice, the first thing that typically comes to mind is a surgical mistake.  It is commonly assumed that surgical error is the only area in which medical malpractice can occur.  However, things such as failure or delay in diagnosing a patient and misdiagnosis are some of the leading causes of medical malpractice.

When a doctor fails to detect a disease in a person or does so when it is too late, the patient’s condition may have deteriorated causing severe health problems or even death.  Failure to diagnose can occur in a number of ways including when a doctor does not completely review a patient’s chart, ignores a patient’s symptoms, or when a doctor fails to perform proper tests in order to find out what is actually wrong with a patient.

Likewise, when a doctor misdiagnosis a patient, that person may begin an entire course of treatment based on a wrong diagnosis.  A misdiagnosis can lead to the wrong medications being administered, a patient being subjected to an unnecessary surgery, or any number of other situations that may cause the patient serious harm.

Determining whether a health care provider was negligent in failing to diagnose a patient or determining whether a health care provider misdiagnosed a patient, a thorough investigation into the facts of the case must be undertaken.  In addition, a comparison must be made between the performance of the victim’s health care provider and that of other professionals in the field.  To do that, it is imperative to have expert witnesses who can provide testimony related to the proper course of treatment.  Our attorneys routinely work with top experts in the medical profession and are able to recover significant settlements and jury verdicts for our clients when a health care provider fails to diagnose or misdiagnoses an illness or injury.

If you or someone you love has suffered as the result of a failure to diagnose or misdiagnoses due to the negligence of a health care provider, the attorneys at Miller & James, LLP can help you recover the compensation you deserve.  Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.


Miller & James, LLP are San Diego medical malpractice attorneys specializing in areas including but not limited to: Wrongful DeathBirth injury | Brain injury | Failure to diagnose | Medication errors | Hospital error | Nursing negligence | Cosmetic surgery errors | Surgical error | Phalloplasty Malpractice

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