Failure to Diagnose

Failure to Diagnose Lawsuits

If you believe you have been harmed by the negligence of medical professionals failing to diagnose your condition then contact Washington Personal Injury Law to talk to a lawyer for a free consultation.

Lawsuits Around Failure to Diagnose

Medical providers have a duty to act within the standard of care when caring for patients. One way they can violate that duty is by failing to diagnose conditions that they should. There are many ways a medical provider could fall below the standard, including:

  • Radiologists failing to recognize abnormalities in imaging
  • Failing to take appropriate diagnostic tests
  • Communication failures between medical providers
  • Failure to communicate with the patient
  • Failing to recognize symptoms
  • Not taking an accurate medical history or examination
  • Not referring to a specialist
  • And others

It is important to recognize that not every failure to diagnose a medical condition is a result of medical malpractice. In order for there to be a potential case, you must be able to prove that the doctor acted negligently and that the outcome would have been different if the doctor performed within the standard of care. This depends on the facts surrounding your medical care including the medical condition, when it should have been diagnosed, and the probable success of treatment.

Common case examples include a failure to diagnose:

  • Stroke
  • Colon Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • And many others

If you feel that a medical professional failed to diagnose a medical condition and that has caused you or your family harm, contact Washington Personal Injury Law today about your potential legal options. 


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