Orland Park Attorneys for Misdiagnosis with Offices in Cook and DuPage Counties
Medical Malpractice Lawyer Serving Oak Lawn and Homer Glen
When you seek medical attention, you have the right to expect that your doctor will put his or her extensive training and education to use in diagnosing your issue and getting you the treatment you need. Sometimes, however, a doctor will jump to conclusions or ignore important symptoms leading to a delayed or mistaken diagnosis. Depending on the circumstances, a delayed diagnosis or a misdiagnosis can have serious consequences on your health and your quality of life. In some cases, the results can be deadly. At Schwartz Injury Law, we are equipped to help victims of medical misdiagnosis seek the full justice they deserve.
Delayed Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis Attorneys in Mokena
The practice of medicine is extremely complex, with countless variables at work in any given case. That is why doctors and other medical professionals must go through many years of school and clinical training. Attorney Allen N. Schwartz is an experienced medical malpractice attorney who helped many misdiagnosis victims throughout the region. He and his team of award-winning lawyers understand that it can be difficult for doctors to diagnose complicated conditions under the best of circumstances, and not every missed diagnosis is caused by malpractice. When a doctor’s behavior falls below the accepted standard of care for his or her specialty, he or she may be held liable for any injuries that result.
As it pertains to medical malpractice cases, Illinois law defines the standard of care as “the same degree of knowledge, skill and ability as an ordinary careful professional would exercise under similar circumstances.” This means that if another doctor would reasonably have reached the same conclusion about your diagnosis, your doctor’s actions do not constitute malpractice. Conversely, if another doctor with similar training and experience would have reached a different conclusion, your doctor may be liable.
The skilled attorneys at our firm have obtained many millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for victims of medical malpractice, including missed and delayed diagnoses. Our lawyers are well known in the local legal community as tenacious victims’ advocates who get results. Members of our team have been honored with numerous awards and distinctions by various organizations and associations, including Crain’s Chicago Business, the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Leading Lawyers, and Super Lawyers. We are prepared to put our experience and skills to work for you.
Consequences of a Missed Diagnosis
If your doctor incorrectly diagnoses your condition, you could be forced to undergo unnecessary treatments. Conversely, you may not receive the treatment you actually need until it is too late. For example, if your doctor failed to conduct certain tests for a particular type of cancer based on your symptoms, by the time you are correctly diagnosed, your cancer may have progressed and spread to other parts of your body.
At Schwartz Injury Law, our team is prepared to provide the assistance you need in putting your life back together after an incorrect or delayed diagnosis. Depending on the facts of your case, we can help you obtain damages for:
- Medical expenses and treatments caused by the misdiagnosis;
- Lost wages and earning ability;
- Full or partial disability;
- Pain and suffering;
- Decreased quality of life; and
- Wrongful death.
Call 708-226-9000 Today
If you have suffered harm due to an incorrect or delayed diagnosis, contact our office for guidance. Call Schwartz Injury Law at 708-226-9000 to schedule a free consultation today. Located in Orland Park, Illinois, our firm is proud to serve clients in Tinley Park, Homer Glen, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Lemont, Frankfort, and Palos Heights.