Underlying Disease Not Diagnosed

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Even though more evident conditions are typically the first to be diagnosed, they are not necessarily the ones that occur first. In some cases, one disease—even if not diagnosed—has caused another. This more primary condition, the one which is the root cause, is often referred to as an underlying disease. When a medical professional fails to diagnose an underlying disease, the consequences for the patient can be devastating and potentially life threatening.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death because of an underlying disease not diagnosed, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses and suffering. Please contact us today to speak with a caring and experienced medical malpractice attorney who can ensure that your legal rights are protected.

Underlying Disease Not Diagnosed: How It Occurs

Unfortunately, an underlying disease not diagnosed is a relatively common occurrence. Doctors and other healthcare professionals often have good intentions, but are sometimes prone to make mistakes. When diagnosing a disease, doctors may confuse, mistake, or overlook symptoms.

However, failure to diagnose an underlying disease may also be the result of sheer negligence. Regardless of how it occurs, an underlying disease not diagnosed constitutes a type of medical malpractice and frequently has serious costs—physical, emotional, and financial—for the patient and/or their loved ones.

Your Legal Rights

Individuals who have suffered harm as a result of an underlying disease not diagnosed have certain legal rights, including the right to pursue economic and non-economic damages. The types of damages an individual may be eligible to recover include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and earning capacity
  • Loss of companionship
  • Pain and suffering
  • And more

If you are the victim of an underlying disease not diagnosed, please contact us today for a FREE consultation with a qualified medical malpractice attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options.

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