Pursuing Justice When Your Doctor Fails To Properly Diagnose Your Illness
The Lancione Law Firm is dedicated to making medical care safer and more reliable for people throughout Cleveland. We have three generations of attorneys who have extensive experience and a proven record of success in representing clients who have suffered serious harm or the unexpected loss of a loved one due to a physician’s misdiagnosis of a serious, potentially life-threatening condition, and we use this experience to help others.
If your doctors misdiagnosed a serious illness, and you or a loved one suffered harm as a result, The Lancione Law Firm can help you seek justice. We take on cases involving:
- Heart attack
- Cancer and leukemia misdiagnoses
- Disorders that affect the heart such as cardiomegaly (enlarged heart) or idiopathic cardiomyopathy
- Pulmonary embolism and precursor conditions such as deep vein thrombosis
Why Do Misdiagnoses Occur?
The misdiagnosis of a serious illness is almost always due to one of two factors:
- The treating physician failed to follow the standards of differential diagnosis; or
- A laboratory error resulted in “false positive” or “false negative” results.
When you or your loved one has suffered due to medical negligence, our team is here to expose wrongdoing and protect your right to compensation.
What Is Differential Diagnosis?
In layman’s terms, differential diagnosis is the process by which doctors systematically rule out the most serious, life-threatening conditions and illnesses before proceeding to diagnose a less serious condition. Misdiagnosis caused by failure to conduct differential diagnosis may occur when a patient shows symptoms of a heart attack and the doctor does not perform the necessary tests and instead diagnoses gastritis or heartburn. Misdiagnosis of a serious illness or any other medical condition may have devastating, even fatal results. If you believe you or a loved one suffered serious harm due to a doctor’s negligent care, a laboratory’s error or any other medical negligence, we encourage you to consult an experienced Cleveland misdiagnosis attorney immediately.