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Pittsburgh Medical Negligence Lawyers for Misdiagnosis Claims

Misdiagnosis AttorneysModern medicine allows for the timely diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of illnesses, from cancer to heart disease. While medical professionals are typically adept at diagnosing and treating illness, an error or delay in diagnosis can have devastating consequences for the patient.

If you or someone close to you has been harmed due to misdiagnosis of the illness, the attorneys at Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., are here to stand up for your rights. We have extensive experience handling medical malpractice lawsuits and are dedicated to helping you obtain full and fair compensation for the losses you have suffered.

We handle a wide range of misdiagnosis cases, including those involving:

  • Misdiagnosis of cancer
  • Misdiagnosis of heart disease
  • Misdiagnosis of meningitis
  • Misdiagnosis of diabetes

Contact us today online or by telephone at (844) 383-0565 to speak with an experienced Pittsburgh misdiagnosis attorney.

Types of Misdiagnosis and Your Rights in Pittsburgh

Misdiagnosis occurs when a healthcare provider inaccurately identifies a patient's medical condition or provides an incorrect diagnosis. This can lead to inappropriate treatment, delayed treatment, or no treatment at all, potentially causing harm to the patient. Misdiagnosis can happen for various reasons, including insufficient information, misinterpretation of symptoms, errors in medical testing, or cognitive biases.

Here are some common types of medical misdiagnosis:

  • Missed Diagnosis - This occurs when a healthcare provider fails to identify a patient's condition altogether. The patient may present symptoms that are overlooked or dismissed, leading to a lack of appropriate treatment.
  • Delayed Diagnosis - In delayed diagnosis, the healthcare provider eventually identifies the correct condition, but not until after a significant amount of time has passed. This delay can result in the progression of the disease and worsened outcomes for the patient.
  • Wrong Diagnosis - Sometimes, healthcare providers may assign an incorrect diagnosis to a patient. This could stem from various factors, such as misinterpretation of symptoms, reliance on incomplete information, or similarity between different conditions.
  • Overdiagnosis - Overdiagnosis occurs when a patient is diagnosed with a condition that would not have caused harm or symptoms during their lifetime. This can lead to unnecessary treatment, exposing the patient to potential risks and complications without providing any benefit.
  • Underdiagnosis - Conversely, underdiagnosis happens when a patient's condition is not diagnosed despite the presence of symptoms or risk factors. This can result from healthcare provider errors, patient reluctance to seek medical attention, or limitations in healthcare access.
  • Misinterpretation of Test Results - Diagnostic tests such as imaging scans, blood tests, or biopsies can yield false-positive or false-negative results. Misinterpretation of these results can lead to incorrect diagnoses.
  • Diagnostic Bias - Healthcare providers may be influenced by biases, such as anchoring bias (focusing on one piece of information too heavily), confirmation bias (seeking evidence that confirms preconceived notions), or availability bias (relying on readily available information), which can affect their diagnostic accuracy.

Our skilled Pittsburgh misdiagnosis attorneys will carefully investigate your case to determine how misdiagnosis contributed to your injury. We work with medical experts who help us investigate cases and build compelling cases for our clients. We will do everything in our power to help you obtain compensation for the losses you have suffered.

Impact of Misdiagnosis on Patients and Families

No matter what the medical condition is, a misdiagnosis could result in very costly medical bills. If the misdiagnosis results in death, then family members may be obligated to pay for end-of-life expenses and struggle financially due to missing family income. All of these damages, costs and more can be sought in a successfully navigated Pennsylvania medical malpractice claim.

Free Consultation: Discuss Your Misdiagnosis Case with Us

Have you or a loved one been injured or fallen ill due to the misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a medical condition? Contact us today online or by telephone at (844) 383-0565 to speak with an experienced Pittsburgh misdiagnosis attorney. We offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingency fee basis — you will only be asked to reimburse us for costs and fees if we are successful for you.

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