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Failure to Diagnose

Our Virginia Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Fight for You

When a patient establishes a relationship with a physician, it is assumed that the physician will provide a reasonable standard of care to the patient. Anything that falls outside of what a reasonable physician would do in the same circumstance can be called medical negligence. If that negligence directly causes injuries or damages to the patient, a medical malpractice claim may be pursued.

Failing to diagnose a condition can be considered medical malpractice if the patient suffered loss or further harm because of that failure. With the help of our award-winning Virginia medical malpractice lawyers at Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, you can pursue just compensation from the responsible parties. Since 1979, we have established an impressive track record of success and are dedicated to securing our clients’ futures.

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What Is a Negligent Diagnosis?

Proving negligent diagnosis usually requires expert testimony, during which a medical professional testifies that any reasonable physician would have acted differently than the liable medical party under the same circumstances. At Breit Cantor, we network with experts in various fields to craft a case that can break through the most stubborn of defenses.

Take a look at some examples of negligent diagnosis:

  • A medical professional may neglect to include significant information about a possible medical issue on the initial differential diagnosis list.
  • A medical professional may wrongly conduct or read a test. This could lead to a mistake in narrowing down the potential diagnostic possibilities.
  • A medical professional may underestimate the urgency of a condition and delay the diagnosis.
  • A medical professional may provide improper medication, leading another medical professional to believe that the patient is reacting poorly to the wrong drug.

If you or a loved one has been injured by the failure to diagnose a condition, get in touch with our Virginia medical malpractice attorneys. We are proud of our investigative abilities and will thoroughly examine every aspect of your case to ensure that we are holding the proper parties liable for your injury.

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When you enlist our services, you know that you aren’t getting standard treatment. Our firm has over 300 years of combined experience. We put this experience to work for you and know how to achieve record-setting recoveries. In fact, we’ve obtained over 150 verdicts and settlements for our clients that were in excess of one million dollars. We will exhaust every avenue in pursuit of just compensation on your behalf, helping you recover with dignity, security, and peace of mind.

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