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Delayed Diagnosis

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Any delay in care can be deadly, but a delay in pinpointing a condition can be especially damaging to a patient. Many patients don't figure out their true diagnosis until they experience recurring symptoms and obtain a second opinion from another provider. This can be detrimental to the patient's health, even deadly. Delayed diagnosis means that underlying conditions severely affecting someone can be completely ignored until they make themselves known - when treatment may be costlier, or ineffective.

The costs for delayed diagnosis cases have numbered in the billions, making it a problem for physicians and healthcare providers. A delayed diagnosis can be the difference between life and death for some patients. The Law Firm of Joseph F. Brown, MD, JD, PLLC - Physician and Attorney at Law knows what it takes to bring your case from filing, to trial, to settlement. And we know how to fight for it.

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Innumerable cases of delayed diagnosis negligence go unreported and compensation goes unclaimed every year. That's why you need a competent medical malpractice attorney for your diagnosis error case.

What are the dangers of delayed diagnosis?

A case involving a delayed diagnosis often means that a patient has gone for some time without proper medical care for their condition. Depending on the severity of the condition, this could be deadly. The human toll in cases of delayed diagnosis is too high. You need an experienced malpractice attorney on your side. Contact us today.

Do I have a case?

In order to have a case for medical malpractice under the grounds of delayed diagnosis, you must be able to prove certain things to the court that are necessary to rule your case as malpractice such as:

  • The existence of a doctor-patient relationship
  • The delay in diagnosis caused direct harm to the patient's health
  • A doctor didn't provide treatment in a timely manner

The existence of a delayed diagnosis is sadly not enough to prove malpractice to a court. The essential questions: "was the doctor negligent?" and "was that negligence responsible for harm to the patient?" must be answered with proof. A skilled lawyer can help you produce evidence that a provider's inaction in relation to your health directly harmed you - and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.

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A delayed diagnosis is a form of medical malpractice, and one that can significantly impact your emotional and financial welfare. Your loved ones may also feel the effects, especially if the diagnostic error has taken away your ability to function enough to work and bring an income into your household. Attorney Joseph F. Brown can help. Contact us for a free case evaluation and tell us your situation so we can evaluate the legal options best for you.

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Law Firm of Joseph F. Brown, MD, JD, PLLC
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Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 789-2222