Wrong Diagnosis

Omaha Attorneys Who Hold Negligent Medical Professionals Accountable

When you are ill, you go to a doctor to see what's wrong. You expect the doctor to make a diagnosis and determine the proper treatment. But when a doctor makes the wrong diagnosis, your condition can get much worse and possibly life-threatening. The medical malpractice attorneys at Ausman Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O. hold doctors accountable when there's a misdiagnosis and help victims recover financial compensation.

Making a wrong diagnosis is negligent behavior when the doctor does not follow standard practices. These include running appropriate tests, interpreting results properly and noting specific symptoms.

There are different ways a doctor could make a mistake in diagnosis. A wrong diagnosis can include:

  • Failure to diagnose - A doctor or specialist fails to recognize signs and symptoms of a serious disease or condition.
  • Delay in diagnosis - A doctor does not make the correct diagnosis until much later, allowing a disease or condition to get worse.
  • Cancer misdiagnosis - A doctor or specialist fails to diagnose cancer, which continues to get progressively worse.

Making a wrong diagnosis results in further injury. When a disease or condition is not properly identified, it is not treated and the patient's health continues to get worse. Moreover, a wrong diagnosis might lead to treatment for a condition you do not have - and significant side effects or complications from the unnecessary treatment. In some cases, the correct diagnosis isn't made until the disease or condition is irreversible.

Dedicated To Helping You Get Financial Compensation

Doctors and hospitals are unlikely to accept responsibility. Misdiagnosis can be difficult to prove. That's why we will thoroughly investigate your case. This involves reviewing all medical records and talking to witnesses. We'll get a second opinion on your health. And we'll consult with medical experts who can tell us if standard practice was followed when trying to diagnose your illness.

A wrong diagnosis can result in your condition getting worse, adding to your medical expenses. You may be unable to return to your job because of your illness. We are dedicated to helping you recover compensation for these damages. We can also seek compensation for non-economic damages, such as emotional distress and pain and suffering.

We know how to deal with the tactics insurance companies use. That's because our attorneys used to work for them. Now, we put that knowledge to work for you. We know how to build a strong case that gets the insurance company to the negotiating table. Often, we can work out a favorable settlement. But if the insurance company won't settle, we will take them to court.

If you've been given a wrong diagnosis in Nebraska or Iowa, you need an experienced and aggressive attorney in your corner. Contact us for a free consultation. We can explain your options so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed. There's no obligation.

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Ausman Law Firm

9850 Nicholas St., Suite 305
Omaha, NE 68114
Phone: (402) 933-8140
Fax: (402) 913-3471