Failure to Diagnose

Ohio Diagnostic Error Lawyers


A timely and accurate diagnosis is a critical element of medical treatment. When doctors fail to recognize warning signs or follow up on test results, patients suffer the consequences.

At The Becker Law Firm, we represent victims of misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and failure to diagnose in Cleveland and throughout Ohio. Our legal team is equipped to handle medical malpractice cases involving serious medical conditions and wrongful death.

Our diagnostic error lawyers consult with experts who help us determine if a diagnostic failure or misdiagnosis occurred and who was at fault. Whatever led to your injury, we are here to stand up for your rights and pursue fair and just compensation for the losses you have suffered.

We handle all types of diagnostic error cases, such as:

Failure to diagnose can lead to the worsening of a medical condition that was otherwise treatable. All too often, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis leads to wrongful death. In either case, it is important to have an experienced malpractice attorney protecting your interests.

Call us at (440) 252-4399 to schedule a free consultation with our diagnostic error attorneys in Cleveland. We handle cases throughout Ohio.

Examples of Diagnostic Failures

Diagnostic testing is a broad term used to describe medical tests that are intended to help diagnose problems or confirm a patient’s medical condition. Common diagnostic tests include laboratory tests and radiological and other scans. When decisions are made without correct and up-to-date information, medical providers may unintentionally cause injury.

Negligent Test Performance

Diagnostic tests that are done improperly will, of course, lead to incorrect results.

Laboratory tests can yield inaccurate results when non-sterile equipment is used or when the wrong test criteria are used. Medical providers who base their decisions on these improper tests can miss vital information, and may even exacerbate the injury or condition.

Negligent Test Interpretation

Even if a test is properly performed, it can be misread or misinterpreted.

For example, a medical provider, even a specialist like a sonographer, could miss important signs of birth injury during pregnancy. If a doctor fails to perform a timely C-section due to improper fetal monitoring, the baby could experience a lack of oxygen resulting in brain damage.

Failure to Properly Communicate Test Results

Tests that are properly performed and interpreted must often be communicated to other medical providers who will use that information to make medical decisions. If the test results are not properly communicated, then the medical provider cannot make informed decisions.

In many cases, this occurs because test results are misplaced or not sent.

Failure to Properly Follow-up on Test Results

Medical providers who order diagnostic tests must ensure that they receive the test results, and then must use that information in their follow-up treatment plan. Sometimes, this requires additional testing to be ordered, and, sometimes, it requires medical intervention.

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Our attorneys do this work because we care about our clients and a just verdict or settlement will make a positive difference in their lives. Please contact us online or call (440) 252-4399 to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced failure to diagnose attorney in Cleveland and Elyria.

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