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Failure to Diagnose Disease in Southington

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Serving Bristol, Wolcott, & Hartford

One of the primary responsibilities of medical professionals is to make timely, accurate diagnoses. Without an accurate assessment of what's wrong, they can't effectively treat the underlying condition.

A common form of medical negligence involves the failure to diagnose a life-threatening condition such as a heart attack, stroke, infection, head injury, or cancer. If a doctor has failed to complete this important part of their job, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. The team at Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, L.L.P. has helped individuals and families throughout Connecticut find peace and obtain the proper compensation for medical issues resulting from a doctor’s failure to diagnose.

To learn more about how our Southington medical malpractice lawyers can help you, please call us at (860) 200-3443.

How Doctors Fail to Diagnose

Medical mistakes involving the diagnosis of a health condition can cause serious harm and can even be life-threatening.

This needless error can happen in one of several ways:

  • The doctor may have overlooked the problem entirely: For example, perhaps you sought treatment for symptoms of a heart attack at an emergency room. The busy, overworked staff may have sent you home after only a cursory examination. Missed diagnosis is especially common in these situations.
  • The doctor may have failed to conduct appropriate diagnostic tests: One of the advantages of modern medicine is that technological advances hold the keys to many lifesaving diagnoses. Sometimes, however, doctors negligently fail to order the right lab work, X-rays, MRIs, or other diagnostic procedures.
  • The doctor may have made the wrong diagnosis: An erroneous diagnosis can be just as harmful as no diagnosis at all. In fact, it may lead to unnecessary risk through ineffective courses of treatment.

Any of these situations can amount to medical malpractice. Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, L.L.P. can provide a professional assessment of your legal options and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Give us a call at (860) 200-3443 to request an initial consultation with our team.

We Step In Where Medical Professionals Have Failed

If you believe an erroneous diagnosis may have contributed to the harm you or a loved one suffered, you deserve answers. Our goal is to make things right for those who have been wronged by medical professionals.

Our Southington medical malpractice attorneys apply more than 30 years of legal experience to every case, pursuing maximum financial recovery. If you work with us, you can expect an unparalleled level of determination and personalized attention from our entire legal team.

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