Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose

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Bringing a Medical Malpractice Claim for a Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose

Salt Lake City Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Diagnosing illness is an art, but it’s an art based on taking a complete medical history, ordering the right tests, and carefully observing the patient. By following established medical best practices, doctors increase the likelihood that they will be able to diagnose a medical condition correctly.

While the chance of medical misdiagnosis is never completely avoidable, following standard procedures greatly reduces the chance of error. Sadly, every year people in Utah find that their medical condition has worsened because a doctor, radiologist, or testing specialist failed to follow through.

If you were injured, or a loved one died prematurely because of a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis… you may be able to seek compensation. For more than 20 years, the injury attorneys at Rasmussen & Miner have been helping people get compensation for injuries suffered because of medical negligence. Contact us to speak with an experienced attorney.

Justice for your family may save lives. When a medical misdiagnosis or delay in treatment has caused the death of a patient, family members need to know if their loss could have been avoided. Investigating a medical malpractice case can uncover problems with hospital procedures that contribute to medical errors and unnecessary deaths. This can lead to hospitals and medical personnel changing the way they operate, saving lives in the future.

Why You Need an Experienced Legal Advocate

Problems with medical diagnoses are among the most difficult of all malpractice cases to prove. You will want to work with an attorney who has many years of experience and a good understanding of medical issues. Examples of cases we’ve handled at Rasmussen & Miner include:

  • Failing to diagnose an electrolyte imbalance, leading to heart failure
  • Failing to diagnose cancer so that a breast lump could be removed with a lumpectomy, rather than a full mastectomy after the cancer had grown
  • Misdiagnosing cellulitis and failing to order appropriate tests leading to a leg amputation
  • Misdiagnosing the signs of a heart attack, failing to order an ECG and failing to test for cardiac enzymes, leading to death

This is not just a court case for you, it’s your family’s future. The attorneys at Rasmussen & Miner are here to protect your rights. Call (801) 363-8500 or email our Salt Lake City law office to schedule a free consultation.