Chicago Medical Misdiagnosis Lawyer
Medical Misdiagnosis Attorneys in Illinois
In a disturbing report, The American Cancer Society found that nearly 1,640,000 Americans were diagnosed with cancer in 2011. Additionally, about half of all American males, and one third of all American females will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. While these statistics are shocking, what is even more devastating is that many of these cases will fall victim of misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose.
We trust physicians, nurses, dentists, technicians and other medical professionals with our health, our safety and our lives. Unfortunately, a work-related mistake can mean the difference between life and death for the patient.
That’s why it’s so important that medical professionals take all the necessary steps to diagnose cancer and other life-threating illnesses in a timely manner. If you know someone (maybe even yourself) who has been a victim of misdiagnosis, it makes sense to seek help from our team of Chicago malpractice attorneys.
What factors can lead to medical misdiagnosis?
It would be impossible to list all the possible situations that can lead to a negligent health care worker making a misdiagnosis, but some of the more common causes include:
- Misrepresenting signs and symptoms a patient may be showing
- Failure (or delay) in reporting or acting on questionable diagnostic test results
- Incorrectly interpreting diagnostic test results
- Failure to perform the correct tests and/or screening
Of course, a medical provider’s failure to recognize and treat serious diseases and conditions can have a devastating result on the patient and family. Chicago medical malpractice attorney Steven J. Malman and his team have handled manycases involving medical misdiagnosis that have led to serious injury, lifelong conditions and even death. We are committed to seeking justice for our clients, and we do everything we can do obtain the maximum amount for you.
What conditions are commonly misdiagnosed?
If you suspect that a doctor has misdiagnosed your condition, it never hurts to get a second opinion. In fact, it could save your life. With that in mind, the following conditions are among the most misdiagnosed:
- Brain tumors
- Colon cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Lung cancer
When doctors misdiagnose or fail to diagnose, family members and friends suffer along with the victim. Prolonged hospital stays, expensive (and potentially unnecessary) surgeries, and emotional pain and suffering are just some of the consequences. According to Illinois law, you may be eligible for reimbursement for these losses.
That’s why it is important to seek the assistance of our experienced malpractice lawyers in Illinois as soon as possible. At Malman Law, we work on a contingency fee basis. That means our services are free unless we collect for you through a settlement or court verdict.
For nearly 20 years, the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman& Associates, P.C. has represented more than 10,000 personal injury victims from neighborhoods and towns in and around the Chicago, Illinois area, as well as clients from cities and counties throughout the state. Many of our clients live in Cook County in Riverside, Westchester, Berwyn, Sauk Valley, Cicero, Lansing, Bellwood, Maywood, Dolton, South Holland, Olympia Fields, Hazel Crest, Blue Island, Homewood, Matteson, Oak Lawn, Chicago Heights, Harvey, and Oak Park. We also have clients that reside in Lake County, DuPage County, and Will County.
We care deeply about the rights of the injured, and we won’t back down from the fight. Call us today and schedule a completely free medical malpractice case evaluation.