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Delayed Diagnosis Is a Form of Medical Negligence

One of the most common forms of medical negligence/malpractice involves issues with diagnosing illnesses or conditions. When doctors and other medical professionals fail to correctly and promptly diagnose a patient’s condition, the patient can suffer additional, unnecessary health problems. In some cases, the patient may not receive critical treatment in time due to a delayed diagnosis.

When doctors negligently fail to diagnose illnesses or conditions in a timely manner, meaning that another qualified medical professional would reasonably be expected to have made the diagnosis earlier, they can be held liable for additional pain, suffering, injuries, and other damages. Our Omaha medical malpractice attorneys are also medical professionals; we understand the intricate nuances involved in proving delayed diagnosis cases and we can help you fight for the fair recovery you are owed.

Contact us today for a free consultation; call (402) 882-7080 or submit an online request form. We assist clients throughout the state of Nebraska.

Examples of Delayed Diagnosis

It is important to note that simply because a doctor did not diagnose your condition right away, this does not necessarily constitute medical malpractice. As long as a doctor does everything in his or her power to accurately and promptly diagnose your illness or condition, he or she has upheld the standard duty of care. However, when doctors ignore symptoms, fail to order standard tests, incorrectly interpret test results, or otherwise act negligently and this leads to a delayed diagnosis, this is a form of medical negligence/malpractice.

Some common examples of delayed diagnosis include:

If you suffered additional injuries, illness, or harm as a result of a delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, or failure to diagnose, we can help. Our Omaha medical malpractice attorneys have a proven track record of success, including numerous million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts amounting to more than $350 million total. We are prepared to serve as your aggressive advocate, both in and out of the courtroom.

Trust Your Case to a Team of Lawyer-Doctors

All medical malpractice cases, including claims involving delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis, are incredibly complex. You need someone who not only understands the legal aspects of your case but also understands the medical issues involved.

At Cullan & Cullan LLC, our attorneys are also experienced physicians and medical experts. We use this specialized medical understanding to thoroughly investigate claims and determine liability. From there, we can put our 40+ years of legal experience to work for you.

For a free, confidential consultation, call us at (402) 882-7080. There are never any fees for you unless/until we win your case.

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