Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Failure to Diagnose: A Medical Malpractice Claim
The first step towards treating an individual's medical condition is properly diagnosing the problem. Without a proper diagnosis, it is very hard, if not impossible to treat someone's medical condition. Your physician, doctor, or medical provider is responsible for correctly recognizing your symptoms, and medical manifestations early on so that your condition can not only be diagnosed, but you can begin on treatments to resolve your pain, injury or illness. When your medical provider fails to act in a timely manner, as laid out by the standards in his or her field, he or she may be guilty of medical malpractice.
It is not uncommon, unfortunately, for doctors to misdiagnose patients who have suffered from a stroke or some sort of cardiac arrest, as the symptoms for these types of problems can vary quite broadly. A failure to diagnose cardiac arrest/heart attack, however, can lead to permanent and life-threatening injuries, and in worst case scenarios, death. That is why is it vital to consult with a Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney if you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of a doctor's failure to diagnose your actual medical condition.
Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving the Los Angeles Area
Our firm has been representing clients for over 60 years in all manner of medical malpractice cases. Our interest lies in protecting the rights of our clients and in providing them with the aggressive representation they deserve. Being diagnosed with any kind of medical condition can be traumatic enough, but to find out you have a medical condition that could have been treated if it had been properly caught and diagnosed earlier, can be devastating.
Although we do not guarantee the outcome of any particular case, our firm has succeeded in winning more than $500 million dollars in compensation for our clients. We hold both state and national records for our trial verdicts and settlement amounts and as a result have received numerous awards and recognitions for our work. We are listed in Best Lawyers in America, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates, and Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Of course, our priority is helping our clients get justice served and thus be able to move forward with their lives.
Contact a Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer at Bostwick & Peterson LLP, if you or a loved one has become the victim of a failure to diagnose a serious or life-threatening medical condition.