Misdiagnosis / Delayed Diagnosis
Chicago Lawyers Medical Misdiagnosis Cases
Incidents of misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose cancer and other medical conditions can lead to devastating complications and even death. At Anesi Ozmon, we know that these mistakes happen all too frequently, and we are here to help the victims and their family members. Our Chicago law firm has been a leader in personal injury and medical malpractice law since 1955.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to a doctor’s misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose an illness or injury, it is important to hire a firm with experience in this complex area. Our law firm has handled many cases involving medical misdiagnoses, and we draw upon our many years of experience with each new case we take.
Illinois Attorneys Handling Delayed Medical Diagnosis Claims
Cancer is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed diseases. When some cancers like breast cancer and melanoma (skin cancer) are properly diagnosed in a timely manner, the prognosis can be quite good.
When the warning signs are present and the doctor fails to diagnose cancer or misdiagnoses it, the patient’s condition can worsen and result in much more extensive treatment, prolonged pain and suffering, and even wrongful death.
Heart attacks and strokes are among other conditions that are commonly misdiagnosed. Following are brief summaries of several cases involving medical misdiagnosis that we have resolved for past clients:
- $4,500,000 settlement for a baby who sustained brain damage resulting from misdiagnosed spinal meningitis.
- $1,950,000 settlement for the wife and three children of a cancer patient who died due to the failure to diagnose and treat the condition.
- $875,000 verdict against a surgeon for the failure to properly diagnose and remove an acoustic neuroma (intracranial tumor).
These cases can be difficult to prove without the help of medical experts. At Anesi Ozmon, we work with an expansive network of professionals, including health care specialists, in order to prove medical malpractice cases and to obtain the maximum compensation available for our clients.