Delayed diagnosis

The correct and timely diagnosis of any medical condition provides the foundation for effective treatment. Naturally, many reasons exist why a doctor cannot accurately diagnose a condition in time to save every patient. But when diagnostic delays occur due to negligence, patients often have the right to pursue compensation for the injuries suffered as a result.

Our Malpractice Lawyers in Pittsburgh Have Experience in Delayed Diagnosis Cases

Medical malpractice is one of the most complex areas of personal injury law and proving delayed diagnosis is particularly challenging, because it requires solid evidence that an earlier diagnosis in a specific case would have led to a better outcome for the patient. Each malpractice lawyer at Dattilo Law Offices, P.C. has the skills and experience to help individuals and their loved ones in cases of delayed diagnosis, such as the following:

  • Failure to diagnose heart disease in time to prevent a heart attack
  • Delayed diagnosis of cancer due to improper test interpretation, leading to death from delayed treatment
  • The requirement for increased or more invasive treatment due to a delay in cancer diagnosis
  • Failure to notice tumors in CT scans until surgical removal cannot be performed due to growth
  • Amputation required because of failure to diagnose infection in its early state

These are examples of actual cases won by the medical malpractice lawyers at Dattilo Law Offices, P.C. for our clients in Pittsburgh. With decades of experience—and an attorney who is also an experienced registered nurse, we have a valuable perspective to the evaluation of medical error claims.

Contact an Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Pittsburgh, PA

If you believe a loved one may have been injured or died because of medical malpractice, or that you have suffered because of a medical error, take advantage of our expertise to help you determine if you have a legitimate medical malpractice claim. The Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyers of Dattilo Law Offices, P.C. offer a free consultation, and if we decide to take your case, we operate on a contingency fee basis—you owe nothing unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Please contact usonline, or call our office at (412) 391-6300 to arrange an appointment.