Misdiagnosis And Failure To Diagnose

Doctors and other health care professionals are expected to follow standard treatment protocols when diagnosing or treating a patient. When certain symptoms or disorders are evident, doctors should undertake measures to identify the cause in order to properly diagnose an illness or condition. At the law office of Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst, our lawyers expose negligence and departures from the required standard of care on the part of physicians. Working with established medical experts and specialists, our office reviews a patient's medical charts, test results and symptoms in order to identify warning signs a doctor should have noticed and responded to. Our attorneys also subpoena video footage of operating, emergency and delivery rooms in order to determine if a doctor or attending staff failed to respond to symptoms once they became apparent.

Before speaking to an insurance agent or HMO about your injury, call 800-539-0652 to discuss your case with a medical malpractice lawyer at Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst in Oklahoma City today. We will review your case to determine if you have a cause for action and explain the legal options to you.

Negligence And A Failure To Diagnose

The law office of Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst represents clients in cases involving the following kinds of failure to diagnose:

  • Meningitis
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Diabetic seizure
  • Cancer
  • Brain bleed/spine injury
  • Bacterial infection
  • Sepsis
  • Organ failure
  • Internal bleeding
  • Infection

Determining When Negligence Is Involved Evaluating Your Case

Under the terms of the new laws governing torts, a preliminary finding of medical negligence must first be established before a medical malpractice case can proceed. At Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst, our attorneys assemble a team of medical experts in order to thoroughly review the decisions and actions of doctors and attending staff. Before we file a medical malpractice case, we have all our ducks in a row and are ready to push the case to trial or a reasonable settlement.

While certain complications can occur in medicine, unavoidable consequences are different from medical errors and medical negligence that causes unnecessary injury and damages. The failure to run certain necessary tests, pursue diagnostic possibilities, rule out life-threatening diagnoses or administer preventative treatment constitutes negligence when standard treatment protocols recommend doing so.

Getting The Answers You Need — Contact The Experienced Lawyers At Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst Today

If your doctor failed to correctly diagnose your illness or condition, you may have grounds for civil litigation. Since serious medical complications can arise from a failure to diagnose certain illnesses in a timely fashion, many injury victims face additional medical treatment, surgery, disability and a loss in quality of life. To recover damages for your expenses and pain and suffering, contact the failure to diagnose attorneys at the law office of Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst today.