Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Charlotte
North Carolina Failure to Diagnose Lawyers
Many illnesses are unavoidable. However, when a physician's failure to diagnose the illness or misdiagnosis of the illness results in delayed treatment, the results are tragic. A would-be curable illness or treatable disease takes its toll on the patient. With nearly twenty five years of experience helping medical malpractice victims, Charles G. Monnett III & Associates know how to win malpractice lawsuits arising from a physician's failure to diagnose.
While many plaintiffs' attorneys may claim they have the litigation experience to handle medical malpractice lawsuits, much more is necessary to succeed in taking on a medical provider in court. Attorneys at our law firm have thorough knowledge of the law as well as understanding of the medical science involved in these complex cases. We have the negotiation and trial skills and have the resources needed to invest in the case.
When delayed treatment means the difference between life and death...
In cases involving a doctor's failure to diagnose illness or disease, it is not having the illness or disease which is relevant to the court. It is the doctor's negligence in diagnosis.
- Cancer: Failure to perform adequate testing can result in the delayed diagnosis of breast cancer, prostate cancer, or other form of cancer. Sadly, if these tests had been performed at an early stage for at-risk patients, or when the initial complaint was addressed for other patients, the cancer would have been detected before advancing further.
- Heart attack or stroke: Emergency room negligence can cause early symptoms of heart attack or stroke to be overlooked. As a result, a patient is sent home only to have a fatal heart attack or disabling stroke.
- Salmonella or E. coli: Failure to perform adequate testing in the emergency room can result in serious illnesses being misdiagnosed as the stomach flu. Failure to properly diagnose salmonella or E. coli can result in severe medical complications for children, pregnant women, and the elderly.
- Other complications: A medical provider's negligence in diagnosis can result in other complications, such as unnecessary surgery for patients improperly diagnosed with cancer or a heart attack or stroke for patients with undiagnosed heart disease.
Our attorneys and professionals work to show the courts how the physician's failure to diagnose the medical condition ultimately led to the patient's worsening condition, incurable condition, or death. We represent medical malpractice victims and their families in lawsuits aimed at recovering rightful compensation for the family and holding negligent medical professionals accountable.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of a doctor's negligence, please consult our experienced Carolina lawyers. Call 704-837-7670 in the Charlotte area or toll free at 1-866-974-0431, or fill out our intake form for a free confidential consultation. We represent clients in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.