Medical Misdiagnosis Litigation
Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose a serious illness is a tragic occurrence. The onset of a serious illness or disease is like a small fire that can be managed, contained or even put out with early intervention. But when doctors and other medical professionals fail to see the signs of an illness, it can spread like a forest fire and do untold damage.
Doctors are ethically bound to uncover signs of serious medical problems early so these problems can be contained and the damage they caused can be diminished.
If you have been harmed by a doctor’s failure to diagnose an illness or disease, we can help. At the Law Office of David A. Williams, we bring more than 30 years of medical malpractice litigation experience to every case we handle. We serve clients in Bellevue, Washington, and throughout the country in failure to diagnose cases. Attorney David A. Williams and our entire team handle cases involving failure to diagnose cancer and other serious illnesses. We are committed to helping you.
The first question to ask in any medical malpractice case is “What happened?” It is essential to explore all of the evidence to establish a number of complex factors before the jury:
- Whether there was, in fact, negligence in the medical care provided: Not every instance of failure to diagnose an illness rises to the level of negligence. Some cases involve illnesses that are not readily apparent, even with due diligence on the part of the doctor. There must be clear evidence of negligence in most cases.
- Whether failure to diagnose caused further problems: For some illnesses, early detection can result in treatment and remediation options, but not in all cases.
- The extent of damage caused by the negligence: This is perhaps the most challenging aspect of these cases, as it is complicated to determine what damage was caused by negligence and what might have been a result of another illness or other causes.
Although there are significant complications in a failure to diagnose case, we have extensive knowledge and experience handling these matters. We can tap into a network of medical and other experts to bring a successful claim.
Contact Us ∙ Time Is Of The Essence
Do not wait. If the statute of limitations runs out before you bring a claim, you could lose the opportunity to obtain compensation. We offer free initial consultations, so you can talk with a lawyer right away about a medical malpractice claim. Call us at 425-274-3224 or contact us online today.