Medical treatment of disease is most effective in the early stages of development. That’s why its so critical that your diagnosis be swift and treatment immediate. A misdiagnosis, including delayed care for serious disorders can lead to personal injury, permanent disability, or even death.
When a medical professional misses the signs and symptoms of cancer, heart problems or other silent killers, patients lose the opportunity to regain their health through prompt treatment. At the Cincinnati law firm of O’Connor Acciani & Levy Co., LPA we do our best to uncover the facts and represent victims of medical malpractice. Speak with a Cincinnati medical misdiagnosis lawyer today.
Is Medical Misdiagnosis A Common Issue?
People place enormous trust in their healthcare providers and deserve to know if they have been misdiagnosed. Often this information is concealed to protect physicians and their support staff from lawsuit.
Misdiagnosis data is anecdotal and hard to analyze, but in a study of patient safety, the company HealthGrades discovered that Failure to Rescue occurred in over 150 out of 1000 patients who had been hospitalized. In emergency room situations, 20% to 40% of patients were misdiagnosed.
Examples of medical conditions that are likely to be missed or misdiagnosed include heart problems, strokes, diabetes, breast and lung cancers, meningitis and leukemia.
If your doctors inability to correctly diagnose your condition caused treatment to be delayed and this delay significantly reduced your recovery chances, you need to talk to a medical malpractice attorney.
How O’Connor, Acciani & Levy Can Help You
The experienced medical malpractice attorneys at O’Connor Acciani & Levy Co., LPA have successfully represented clients in misdiagnosed cases against large medical practices and insurance companies. We offer flexible office hours and six locations in the Ohio Valley. For a FREE evaluation of your case call us to set up an appointment with a Cincinnati medical misdiagnosis lawyer.