Before any medical condition can be properly treated, it must be diagnosed. The doctor or other healthcare professional whose services are sought must consider the patient’s symptoms and medical history, must perform tests as necessary, and must use this information and test results to determine what the condition is and what course of treatment will be best for the patient. An accurate diagnosis is the only way treatment will be successful. And in some cases, a timely diagnosis may be a patient’s only chance at survival.
Decof, Decof & Barry, P.C. has handled medical malpractice lawsuits involving diagnostic errors for over 40 years. Through this time, our lawyers have set records for the verdicts and settlements we have secured on behalf of our clients, and we have seen the impact our cases can have on the medical industry as a whole. Our Rhode Island medical malpractice lawyers recognize the importance of exposing diagnostic errors and all types of negligence in the healthcare field – to improve the lives of those who have already been injured, and to improve conditions for others in the future.
Find out more about our services and how we can assist you by calling (401) 200-4059.
Diagnostic Errors: Types & Consequences
There are different types of errors that may be made in regard to the diagnosis of a patient. Our attorneys have experience with all types of diagnostic errors, such as:
- Emergency room misdiagnosis
- Failure to diagnose an illness or injury
- Delayed diagnosis of cancer
- Stroke, heart attack, or aneurysm misdiagnosis
- Failure to order additional tests or refer a patient to a specialist
- Misdiagnosis of an injury or illness, leading to an incorrect course of treatment
- Misreading MRI, CAT scan, X-ray, or other test results
Call (401) 200-4059 today for your free, confidential consultation. Find out how a Rhode Island diagnostic error attorney can protect your interests.