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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.

One of the main reasons people go to a hospital, clinic or doctor's office is for help diagnosing their symptoms and problems. When a doctor fails to diagnose a condition, illness or disease even though reasonably detectable signs are present, a patient can suffer for years. In some cases, a patient may die, when proper diagnosis and treatment could have made a difference.

We know how to hold negligent providers accountable

Proving negligence in cases involving failure to diagnose is challenging. After all, diagnostics are not an exact science. Doctors and hospitals typically deny responsibility. Our firm knows how to investigate these cases to find out what really happened. We consult with medical experts who can tell us whether doctors fulfilled their duty of care.

These cases raise many questions. Did the doctor evaluate all of the symptoms? Were all potential diagnoses considered? Were all proper diagnostic tests ordered? Were tests conducted properly? Were test results and X-rays properly read? Should a specialist have been consulted? We don't stop investigating until we find the answers.

Our goal is to get full and fair compensation for you

Failure to diagnose can have devastating effects on a patient. Our medical malpractice attorneys determine the true damages this medical negligence has had on you and your family. We build the strongest case possible and fight to get you the medical care you need and the financial compensation you deserve. In many cases, we are able to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. But if necessary, our skilled litigators are ready to fight for you in court.

If you or a loved one suffered unnecessarily due to a failure to diagnose, contact our law firm today. We can go over your options and answer your questions during a free consultation.

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Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC
602 Virginia St E #200
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-720-1000