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Decatur, IL Medical Misdiagnosis Injury Lawyer

Adams County delay in diagnosis lawyer for cancer, heart attack, stroke

Attorney for Injuries Caused by Failure to Diagnose or Delayed Diagnosis in Champaign and Bloomington

When a person visits a doctor or goes to an emergency room, a correct diagnosis of their condition is crucial to ensure that they receive the right treatment. If a condition is misdiagnosed, if there is a delay in making a diagnosis, or if a doctor fails to diagnose a condition altogether, a patient may not receive the treatment they need within the critical time frame required. This can lead to serious injuries or even wrongful death. If you have suffered harm due to a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, a medical malpractice lawyer can help you show that your injury occurred because of a doctor's negligence.

The attorneys of Kanoski Bresney have been working in the field of personal injury law for more than 40 years, and we have represented clients in a wide variety of cases involving medical negligence. We have helped injury victims recover a total of over $400 million, and with this experience, we are prepared to fight against big insurance companies and medical providers to make sure you are fully repaid for the impact your injuries have had on your life and your family.

Reasons for Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose

An incorrect diagnosis or a delay in diagnosing a patient's condition can cause them serious harm. A failure to diagnose breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, or other forms of cancer may result in a patient being unable to receive treatment in time to prevent the spread of this disease. Because of this, they may need to undergo more extensive chemotherapy or surgery that will affect their health and well-being, or they may miss the window in which treatment may have prevented their death.

Patients can also suffer serious injuries or death if doctors do not recognize conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, appendicitis, or diabetes. An incorrect diagnosis can result in a patient receiving unnecessary treatment such as medications or surgeries, and this can not only cause them harm, but it may lead to their actual condition going untreated.

There are multiple reasons why doctors may not correctly diagnose a patient's condition, including:

  • Inexperience - A doctor may not have the training or skills needed to recognize a patient's symptoms, or they may fail to consult with another doctor or refer the patient to another medical provider to ensure that the patient receives the correct diagnosis and treatment.
  • Not considering a patient's medical history - Doctors should review a patient's medical records to gain a full understanding of the conditions that affect their health, the treatments they have received in the past, the medications they are taking, and any medical conditions in their family. If this information is not properly considered, a provider may miss important information that could allow them to properly diagnose the patient's condition and make sure the treatment provided will effectively address their medical issues.
  • Dismissal of patient symptoms - Even though a person knows their own body and understands what is and is not normal, doctors often discount the symptoms reported by patients. A provider may not believe that the pain or discomfort a patient is feeling is as severe as they claim, or a doctor may believe that the symptoms reported are psychological rather than physical. Failure to listen to a patient's concerns could lead to a condition going undiagnosed and a delay in important treatment.
  • Problems with testing - Doctors may fail to order imaging tests, blood work, or other medical tests that would allow them to uncover a condition that needs treatment. Errors can also be committed during testing, causing the results to be misreported, or a doctor may not interpret test results correctly, leading to misdiagnosis or the failure to diagnose a serious condition.

Contact Our Macon County Delayed Diagnosis Attorneys

If you did not receive the proper medical treatment because a doctor did not diagnose your condition correctly, Kanoski Bresney can help you understand your legal options. We will work to gather evidence to show that misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or failure to diagnose occurred, and we will fight to make sure you receive financial compensation for the injuries you have suffered. To get the respect, response, and results you need, contact us today at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 and set up a free consultation. We represent clients injured by medical negligence throughout Illinois, including Sangamon County, Champaign County, Pekin, Peoria, Macon County, Champaign, Adams County, Rushville, Springfield, Macomb, Quincy, Tazewell County, McDonough County, McLean County, Bloomington, Peoria County, Schuyler County, and Decatur.

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