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Miller Medical Malpractice Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis Attorney in San Antonio

What Is a Failure to Diagnose-Based Negligence Claim?

Very often patients come in with treatable conditions, but for some reason or another a diagnosis is missed. This means that the patient came in with certain symptoms. Those symptoms provide clues as to what the differential diagnosis may be. The differential diagnosis is what the condition may be based on the symptoms, tests, and evaluations. There are times that the actual correct diagnosis goes unobserved, untreated, and unfortunately the patient suffers or dies as a result. The diagnosis may be because a healthcare provider wasn’t called, symptoms or tests results were not relayed, or an evaluation didn’t occur as it should have.  In other words, the standard of care was breached by a healthcare provider. The healthcare provider didn’t act as a reasonable and prudent healthcare provider in acting out their obligations to the patient. Very often, this type of situation can happen because of gaps or missteps in the healthcare system.

What Do You Do if You Suspect You or a Loved One Has Suffered as the Result of a Failure to Diagnose?

Our firm has spent countless hours examining medical records, recognizing discrepancies, auditing electronic medical records, and putting together the pieces of the puzzle in order to better understand what happened versus what should have happened. 

When you check yourself into a hospital, you should expect a certain standard of care. It’s what you pay steeply for as well. Civil investigations may be the only way to enforce any accountability when a healthcare system error results in the death of patient. Internal investigations into errors by the hospital are heavily protected and intentionally withheld from the public.

If you or a loved one has suffered as the result of a failure to diagnose, contact us at (210) 361-9796or submit a contact form online. You don't pay unless we win. 

Commonly Asked Questions

What constitutes a failure to diagnose in medical practice in San Antonio?

In San Antonio, a failure to diagnose occurs when a healthcare provider does not identify a patient's condition, leading to a lack of treatment or incorrect treatment. This can happen if symptoms or test results are not properly communicated, if necessary evaluations are not conducted, or if a healthcare provider does not meet the expected standard of care. Such negligence can result in worsening of the patient's condition or even death.

How can an attorney help if I've been affected by a misdiagnosis?

An attorney can assist by meticulously reviewing medical records, identifying discrepancies, and auditing electronic medical records to construct a clear picture of what occurred versus what should have happened. They can help hold healthcare providers accountable for their actions by pursuing a civil investigation and potentially securing compensation for the harm suffered due to the misdiagnosis.

What should I expect from the standard of care in San Antonio hospitals?

When admitted to a hospital in San Antonio, you should expect to receive care that meets established medical standards. This includes accurate and timely diagnosis, appropriate and effective treatment, and clear communication about your health. If the standard of care is not met, it may be considered negligence, and you may have grounds for a legal claim.

What steps should I take if I suspect a failure to diagnose in San Antonio?

If you suspect a failure to diagnose in San Antonio, you should contact an attorney experienced in medical negligence claims. They can help you understand your rights and the legal options available. It's important to act promptly to ensure that evidence is preserved and that you can initiate a claim within the legal time limits.

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