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Failure to Diagnose
an Illness/Injury

Phoenix Medical Malpractice Attorneys

When it comes to medical treatment, the proper diagnosis of an illness or injury is the first step to recovery. Healthcare professionals have a duty to provide proper care when diagnosing a patient, and this means that they should listen to the patient’s complaints, make observations, perform necessary tests, and even order specialized testing if needed. Tests must be appropriately reviewed and analyzed in order to make the right diagnosis.

Failures to provide proper care in the diagnosis of a patient can have serious or even deadly consequences. If your doctor failed to diagnose your condition accurately and in a timely manner, you could have grounds for a lawsuit. Our Phoenix medical malpractice lawyers can review what occurred and can advise you of what your case may be worth and how to proceed. Because we are lawyers with medical degrees, we truly understand what standard of care is needed and know how to prove negligence by healthcare professionals.

To discuss your claim with a friendly and knowledgeable attorney, call (602) 900-9483.

Examples of Diagnostic Errors & Negligence

A doctor may misdiagnose a medical condition or fail to make the right diagnosis as a result of different errors or acts of negligence. Determining exactly what occurred and how this was a deviation from the standard of medical care will be necessary if you are to win your case.

Our Phoenix medical malpractice attorneys can take on cases involving:

  • Failing to listen to a patient’s complaints about symptoms
  • Failing to order additional tests based on complaints and symptoms
  • Failing to refer a patient to a specialist
  • Improperly conducting or reading an MRI, CT scan, X-ray, or other test
  • Delayed diagnoses of cancer or other life-threatening conditions
  • Misdiagnoses of illnesses or injuries
  • Failures to diagnose conditions that are commonly mistaken for others

Diagnostic errors can have extremely serious results when medical conditions like cancer, heart problems, brain injuries, strokes, or other life-threatening injuries or illnesses are involved. Victims should take immediate action to hold negligent doctors or other at-fault parties accountable for failing to diagnose their conditions.

Call (602) 900-9483 now for your free, confidential consultation.

Record SettingVerdicts

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    Medical Malpractice

    Cullan & Cullan has set a state record in Nebraska with a $26.1 million medical malpractice jury award.

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    Medical Malpractice

    Cullan & Cullan, Doctors Practicing Law, won a record-setting $25.4 million jury verdict for a family injured by medical negligence during labor and delivery.

  • $19 Million

    Truck Accident

    Negligent truck driver made a right-hand turn into plaintiff’s vehicle, causing fractured vertebra and partial paralysis. Defendant alleged plaintiff was trying to pass him on the shoulder. The insurance company offered zero before trial.



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