Winston-Salem Misdiagnosis Lawyers
Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnoses Can Cause Death
At Comerford Chilson & Moser, L.L.P., we have obtained substantial settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of clients who suffered terrible health consequences or even death as a result of a physician’s negligent failure to identify an infection, the signs of a heart attack or major threats presented by a traumatic injury.
We work to make sure any person who is injured by the misconduct and negligence of others can get justice in the courtroom, even when taking on the most powerful interests.
What Is a Missed Diagnosis?
A prompt and accurate diagnosis of illness or other health problems is the foundation of effective treatment, and a mistake in the diagnostic process can lead to disastrous or fatal results. Whether the physician’s negligence involved unreasonable delay in ordering diagnostic tests for cancer, or simply failing to recognize the symptoms of an imminent heart attack, our lawyers can investigate and present your claims for negligent misdiagnosis.
Common misdiagnosis cases we handle involve:
- Misinterpretation of X-rays, mammograms, or MRI results
- Failure to diagnose bacterial infection or sepsis
- Misdiagnosis of spinal injury
- Failure to spot obstructions in the airway
- Negligent failure to recommend C-section delivery in childbirth
- Misdiagnosis of stroke symptoms
60-year-old woman suffered a head injury in a rear-end truck accident that caused her death.
Whether the mistake in diagnosis occurred in a family physician’s office, a hospital ward, or the emergency room, a physician’s failure to order the proper tests to eliminate the possibility of major health risk can result in horrific injuries. These include blindness, quadriplegia, or multiple amputations. When a serious infection, blood clot, or heart trouble is overlooked, death due to heart attack or stroke is a frequent result.
For cancer patients, an unreasonable delay in diagnosis can mean the difference between being able to treat and manage the disease, and a fatal metastasis of the cancer to other organs beyond the hope of surgery, radiation treatment, or chemotherapy.
Our Reputation Speaks For Itself
"During our first meeting, he assured me that he would take this anxiety and responsibility from me. Emotionally, I felt a deep sense of relief that stayed with me during the months he was working for me."- Roberta T.