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Types of Diagnostic Errors

Types of Diagnostic Errors

Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of an illness or injury falls under the scope of medical malpractice, and can result in deadly consequences for the victim. These diagnostic errors are inexcusable in the medical field, as patients rely entirely on the treatments and advice of their healthcare professionals in most cases.

According to information from Diederich Healthcare’s 2013 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis, 31% of all medical malpractice cases in the nation resulted in death, and 33% were related to diagnostic errors. In 2012 there were approximately $3.6 billion in payouts due to medical malpractice cases nationally.

Were you or someone you love the victim of a medical diagnostic error? If so, you could be eligible for compensation that could help to cover the pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses you incurred as a result.

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is committed to providing our clients with competent and caring representation, and we always seek the MAXIMUM amount of compensation due to the victims of medical malpractice injuries. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay us nothing unless we return a successful verdict or settlement for you.

To find out how we can help, just fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form, located on the right side of this page, at the top. It is 100% FREE, without obligation, and the details of your case are always confidential.

Types of Diagnostic Errors

The spectrum of negligent actions that constitutes malpractice is vast, and Connecticut patients trust their healthcare providers to treat them with complete transparency and honesty. If a patient is misdiagnosed, the likelihood that they will suffer complications or die from the diagnostic error is high.

The following are common types of errors in diagnosis:

  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to recognize complications from diagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose related disease
  • Failure to diagnose unrelated disease
  • Incorrect diagnosis
  • Missed diagnosis

Oftentimes, patients will delay filing a claim for medical malpractice because they are afraid that other doctors will not want to treat them, or that they cannot afford a lawyer. When this happens, they run the risk of exceeding the statute of limitations on their claim, which varies by state, which is three years in Connecticut.s

Let our Medical Diagnostic Error Attorneys Fight for You

The permanent harm that can be done by cheerleading accidents can change a life forever, which is why the skilled attorneys of the Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers believe the responsible parties should be held accountable for their actions.

If you are struggling with the physical and mental anguish from your accident, reach out to our firm for a FREE evaluation of your claim, with no obligation or fee to you unless we win your case. Our legal team has over 140 years of combined legal experience and will fight for the MAXIMUM compensation that you may be eligible to receive.

Our offices in New Haven, Bridgeport, Waterbury and Hartford, CT proudly serve the following areas:

  • Bristol
  • Farmington
  • Litchfield
  • Oakville
  • Prospect
  • Stamford
  • Thomaston
  • Torrington
  • …and most other surrounding towns and suburbs of these areas.

Call 1-800-PERKINS or complete the 100% FREE and COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL “Case Review” form at the top of this page to see how the lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers could help you on your road to recovery.


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