Diagnosis Error Attorneys in Columbus, OH
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Medical professionals undergo years of training so they can properly diagnose what’s wrong with you or your loved ones. Unfortunately, some medical professionals make mistakes when it comes to properly diagnosing diseases or injuries. When they do, the consequences can be very serious. In particular, your family may be dealing with the death of a loved one due to a diagnosis error.
Our Columbus medical malpractice attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC know what you’re going through and we want to help. Our diagnosis error lawyers have years of experience dealing with complex cases. We know what evidence matters. We understand how the legal system works in Ohio, and we’re prepared to do the work to build the strongest possible legal case. You can count on us to fight for you when it matters most.
What does medical malpractice have to do with diagnosis errors?
Medical malpractice is a term used to describe mistakes made by medical professionals that result in serious injuries, illnesses or even fatalities. In terms of diagnosis errors, medical malpractice comes into play if a medical professional made mistakes and did not properly diagnose your injury or illness.
Proving medical malpractice in diagnosis error cases can be very difficult. That might explain why some lawyers avoid these challenging legal cases. We thrive on them at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC. That’s because we know what’s at stake – your health and your family’s well-being, as well as perhaps even your family’s future.
Our Central Ohio law firm has a history of securing sizable settlements and verdicts for families dealing with medical malpractice. That’s because we know how to investigate these allegations and build legal cases designed to win. Case results matter here – and so does your family.
What are common diagnosis errors?
Diagnosis errors involving medical malpractice can cover a wide range. Many cases involve inexperienced medical professionals or mistakes made by reckless or careless doctors or other medical staff members. Some of the most common – and most serious – diagnosis error cases often involve:
- Delay in diagnosis – Doctors and other medical professionals need to properly diagnose a disease or injury in a timely manner. Otherwise, the disease can progress and get worse. Or the injury may take significantly longer to heal or not properly heal at all. Unfortunately, some medical professionals don’t order the necessary medical tests in time or make other mistakes that can result in a delay in diagnosing what’s wrong with someone.
- Failure to diagnose – Whether it’s due to misreading medical charts, not ordering the right tests or making other mistakes, some medical professionals sometimes fail to diagnose what’s wrong with a patient. As a result, that person does not receive the medical care they need in a timely manner, often resulting in serious medical complications.
- Misdiagnosis – Just as bad as not diagnosing a disease or injury is misdiagnosing one. As a result, instead of receiving the proper treatment for their injury or illness, the person may receive the wrong treatment, the wrong medication or perhaps even no treatment at all.
- Cancer misdiagnosis – One of the most serious misdiagnosis cases involves misdiagnosing someone with cancer. If not diagnosed in time, many forms of cancer can progress rapidly, resulting in serious health problems or perhaps even death due to a cancer misdiagnosis.
Is this what you or your family is dealing with? Or are you dealing with a different type of diagnosis error or injury? Whatever type of diagnosis error you’re facing, we’re here to help you hold medical professionals accountable for their mistakes.
What makes medical malpractice diagnosis error cases so complicated?
You might think you don’t need a lawyer if a medical professional misdiagnosed you or a loved one, but these legal cases often turn out to be very complicated. Some of the reasons why include:
- The medical professional that made a diagnosis error denies doing anything wrong.
- The medical professional that misdiagnosed you or a loved one defends their actions.
- The hospital the medical professional works for stands by their actions.
- The medical professional or hospital accidentally or intentionally destroyed evidence related to your diagnosis error.
- The at-fault medical professional’s insurance company denied your claim.
The stakes are high when it comes to diagnosis errors. Medical professionals and hospitals know this. That’s why they often hire attorneys to defend their actions and intimidate patients into accepting lowball offers that don’t even come close to covering all their medical expenses.
They don’t intimidate us. Our medical malpractice attorneys know how to build strong legal cases designed to win. We won’t back down when you need us most. We fight to win at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC.
How can a lawyer help me with my diagnosis error case?
As your attorney, you can count on us to be there for you throughout your diagnosis error case. Our lawyers can:
- Thoroughly investigate your claim
- Consult with medical experts if necessary
- Negotiate with insurance companies or their attorneys on your behalf
- File a diagnosis error lawsuit if necessary.
- Represent your family in court at all legal proceedings
This may be your only opportunity to hold the medical professionals who harmed you or a loved one accountable for their actions, so seize it. Put the power of an experienced legal team in your corner. Get Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC.
Hold medical professionals accountable for their actions
The clock is ticking. When it comes to medical malpractice cases involving diagnosis errors, you only have one year from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit or take other legal action in Ohio. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. If you miss it, you could miss out on your opportunity to obtain the financial compensation you need and deserve.
Take back control. Contact our Central Ohio law firm and schedule your free case evaluation with a Columbus misdiagnosis error lawyer who puts your needs first. We have the knowledge, the skills and the drive to win your case.