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Misdiagnosis and Medical Malpractice

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Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Get Legal Representation After A Missed Or Delayed Diagnosis

Your doctor is burdened with great responsibility—medical professionals are literally responsible for the lives of their patients. It follows that if your doctor fails to exercise due diligence, the effects can be devastating. A misdiagnosis can result in severe financial and medical difficulties, subjecting you to unnecessary treatments, long hospital stays, and wrong medications. Severe cases of misdiagnosis can result in permanent injuries or death.

Misdiagnosis due to negligence isn’t simply a case of a doctor making a bad decision or doing the best that they could with the knowledge they had. Misdiagnosis due to negligence is when a doctor fails to perform at the level expected of them by their own profession.

If you’ve suffered because of a misdiagnosis, a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer may be able to help. At Malman Law, we offer free, confidential case reviews for medical malpractice victims and their families. To schedule yours, please call (888) 562-0928.

How a Medical Misdiagnosis Happens in Illinois

A legal case of medical misdiagnosis can take its root in many different causes, many of which may be considered grounds for a malpractice case. For example, if your doctor fails to perform tests properly, incorrectly interprets test results, or doesn’t respond in a timely manner to test results, it could lead to a serious misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis.

This delayed diagnosis may result in a number of serious consequences, including undergoing unnecessary treatments and operations, missing work, or taking unnecessary medications. While all of this is happening, the condition from which you are actually suffering remains untreated. Your body is being pelted with the wrong treatments and medications while it is suffering from another malady that could well be getting worse.

Examples of Misdiagnosis and Wrong Diagnosis

Misdiagnosis can happen with a wide range of diseases and conditions, from cancer to arthritis to heart disease to depression. However, all misdiagnoses can have serious consequences. Here are a few examples of misdiagnosis that changed the lives of the patients and their families forever:

  • A doctor misdiagnoses stomach cancer as heartburn and prescribes anti-acid medication. By the time the cancer is discovered by another doctor, months later, it has spread throughout the patient’s body.
  • A woman goes to the emergency room complaining of nausea and weakness. Her classic heart attack signs are disregarded and she is diagnosed with a panic attack. She suffers a second, more serious heart attack just days later.
  • A child falls in a skiing accident and strikes her head. At the hospital, her head injury is brushed off as a concussion without doctors seeking further testing. She dies as a result of bleeding on the brain.
  • A baby is rushed to the emergency room with a very high fever. The doctor controls the fever but does not investigate the cause, brushing it off as a simple virus. Only hours later does the staff discover the baby has meningitis. Both of his legs must be amputated to save his life.

Working with a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical malpractice is an immensely complex form of law that requires an intricate knowledge of both medicine and the legal system. For that reason, if you believe you may have a malpractice case on the grounds of misdiagnosis, you need the assistance of a medical malpractice lawyer with sufficient experience in the field.

The right medical malpractice lawyer has extensive experience with cases like yours and is well-versed in both the legalese and medical terminology that will be required to effectively fight your case. If you have suffered because of a misdiagnosis in the state of Illinois, you may be entitled to compensation for the emotional and physical duress that you’ve endured.

Find Out If You Have A Chicago Medical Malpractice Claim

The negligence of a doctor can be absolutely devastating to a patient and his or her family. Some conditions that are misdiagnosed can result in surgeries that do more damage to patients than would be done if left alone. Certain instances can even result in death. The pain isn’t limited to just physical damage. Some cases, especially those that cause shortened lifespans, can result in severe mental trauma. Whatever the case, a medical malpractice attorney is there to help you seek justice and recover compensation.

If you’ve been a victim of misdiagnosis but don’t know if you have a legal case, an experienced attorney can help. Contact Malman Law for a free consultation to learn more about your case and medical malpractice law in Illinois.

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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