Patient Safety Week – Day 6

According to research conducted by John Hopkins Medical Center, diagnostic errors do the most harm to patients and result in the most medical malpractice claims and additional expenses.   Diagnostic errors can be either a missed diagnosis, a delayed diagnosis or a wrong diagnosis. Some of the most common reasons for diagnostic errors are:

* Switched or lost lab or imaging reports;

* Failure to perform a diagnostic test when required;

* Failure to accurately read test, lab or imaging reports;

* Incorrectly performing a test or procedure;

* Malfunction of technical equipment.

Diagnostic error cases can be very complex. For instance, in a delayed diagnosis case, you must prove via testimony from a qualified physician that the delay caused some additional harm, which can be quite difficult with certain medical conditions. Due to their complexity, it is critical that you hire the right lawyer. John Day is board-certified in the area of medical malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. And, we have a nurse on staff full-time to address your medical issues and questions.

If you would like to discuss your case with us, contact us online or call us at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866-812-8787 for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. We handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis which means we only get paid if we recover money for you and your family.