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Failure to Diagnose a Condition or Injury

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A physician cannot properly treat a medical condition without first adequately and correctly diagnosing the problem. This means that proper diagnosis is the first and most essential step in the treatment process. Your medical provider is responsible for recognizing potential medical problems early on. This means that he or she must perform tests that another medical professional with the same knowledge would perform. When the physician fails to act in accordance with the standards set in his or her field, he or she may be guilty of medical malpractice. Our San Francisco medical malpractice lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson has a wide range of experience litigating failure to diagnose cases.

Effects of Failure to Diagnose

Commonly, doctors fail to properly diagnose patients who have suffered a stroke or other cardiac problems as the symptoms of these ailments can vary greatly. Even so, a physician is required to know potential symptoms and recognize them in patients. Similarly, physicians are required to perform routine tests and diagnostic procedures to patients who have symptoms of any type of cancer.

The most common conditions that medical providers fail to diagnose are:

  • Cancer
  • Heart attack/heart conditions
  • Stroke/brain aneurysm
  • Fibromyalgia

When the medical professional falls below the requisite standard of care established by other medical providers by acting negligently, he or she may be guilty of medical malpractice.

Powerful Advocacy for Victims of Medical Malpractice

If you or a loved one has suffered due to a physician's failure to diagnose, you may have been a victim of medical malpractice. If you believe you have been improperly diagnosed, do not hesitate to call our firm and discuss your case and legal options with a knowledgeable attorney. We have served our clients in personal injury law for over sixty years and hold national records for many of our verdicts. We are committed to each case we receive and represent those clients with tenacity throughout the litigation process. The negligent medical professionals involved in the failure to diagnose the illness or condition must be held accountable.

Our firm does the extensive research and obtains the documentation and other evidence necessary to support your medical malpractice claims in San Francisco. Contact us today.

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What Sets Bostwick & Peterson, LLP Apart?

  • Over $750 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Record-Setting Birth Injury Verdicts in Four States
  • We have received the Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award of Merit"
  • We have been included in the list of "Best Lawyers in America" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®
  • Attorney James Bostwick is a certified specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability
  • We are members of the Inner Circle of Advocates, which is the nation’s top 100 plaintiff lawyers