Failure to Diagnose
Helping victims of medical negligence in West Virginia
Patients depend on their doctors for an accurate and timely diagnosis. Although some medical conditions are difficult to diagnose, physicians are required to do everything reasonably possible to diagnose an illness accurately. Failure to do so can result in a patient's condition worsening without getting the proper treatment. The medical malpractice attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC hold negligent doctors accountable and help victims recover compensation.
The more serious the disease, the more serious the consequences of diagnosis failure are. The major question is: Did the doctor do everything reasonably possible to make an accurate diagnosis of the medical condition? This can include doing a complete and thorough evaluation of the patient's medical history as well as discussing the symptoms at length with the patient.