When a doctor incorrectly evaluates the symptoms of an illness, patients are at risk for serious injury or even wrongful death. Failure to diagnose a condition can delay basic treatment.
A misdiagnosis occurs when a medical professional, such as a doctor or nurse, fails to provide adequate testing to identify the cause of illness. In some cases, this can be the difference between two similar, but minor illnesses. In major cases, though, this can be the difference between catching and treating a disease and a fatality.
- Heart Attack
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Bone Fractures
- Conditions During Pregnancy
If you have suffered as a result of a misdiagnosis, contact our St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys right away. Waiting to seek legal representation can prevent you from filing a claim and receiving the compensation you deserve.