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Medical Misdiagnosis

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Experienced Medical Misdiagnosis Lawyer in Chicago

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:

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.

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For over 25 years, Malman Law has represented more than 20,000 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.

To better serve our clients, Malman Law employs a full time Registered Nurse.

To better serve our clients, Malman Law employs a full time Registered Nurse with over 30 years experience working and operating various nursing homes throughout Chicagoland. Our nurse is dedicated to reviewing all of the nursing home and medical malpractice cases to assist in the prosecution of the cases.


We care deeply about the rights of the injured, and we won’t back down from the fight. Dial 1-(888) 307-2051 or fill out our free online consultation and schedule a completely free medical malpractice case evaluation.

Firm Awards & Recognitions

Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

    Prospective members of The NTL are carefully screened prior to receiving an invitation for membership.

  • Top Attorneys Diamond Member

  • Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020

  • The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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  • "I'm very pleased to recommend Malman Law to my friends and relatives! I have to mention how efficient and professional in dealing with my case has been with everyone that I've been in contact with at Malman Law. Mrs. Sabo is outstanding as well as her secretary and assistant in responding quickly to any of my questions or concerns. This firm has gone above and beyond to keep me updated and get answers to my questions at any time, weekends included! Malman Law rules in my opinion! "

    - Cheryl Wagemann
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