Your best chance of recovering from serious illness or injury is to get an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible so you can get the treatment you need to get better. A careless job by your healthcare team of diagnosing you could cause you serious harm and even put your life in danger.
The Weitz Firm, LLC, represents victims of medical malpractice in Philadelphia, as well as throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We regularly obtain multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements of $1 million or more for victims of catastrophic diagnostic errors. Our clients have the advantage of Attorney Eric H. Weitz’s decades of medical malpractice trial experience and successful approach to personal injury representation.
In medicine, there often is a difference between a doctor not diagnosing a patient’s condition right away and negligent misdiagnosis. Some illnesses are difficult to diagnose, and it may take more than one try to get it right. The issue is, did your healthcare team act as any reasonable professional should under the circumstances? If not, the team may have negligently contributed to your harm.
Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis due to malpractice is very dangerous and most often preventable. A wrong diagnosis generally leads to the wrong treatment or no treatment at all, which fails to cure the issue while causing unnecessary harm. Meanwhile, your actual condition may be growing worse, possibly leading to chronic illness or death.
Doctors and hospitals that are too careless or distracted to properly treat their patients’ health problems should be held accountable. Mr. Weitz is passionate about improving the health care system through litigation, which makes sure that bad doctors and hospitals cannot hurt any more patients.