Early diagnosis and treatment are the most effective ways to combat cancer and other serious medical conditions. A delayed diagnosis can prevent a patient from getting the attention they need to address a medical problem in its earliest and most treatable stages.
A delay in diagnosing a patient’s condition could leave them with no options other than to undergo a risky or dangerous procedure. Worse, their condition could progress to a point where treatments are no longer effective.
If your medical condition has been made worse by a doctor’s delay in diagnosis, you may be able to collect compensation for the damages caused by their mistake by filing a medical malpractice claim.
Florida Medical Malpractice Claims for Delayed Diagnosis
Delayed diagnosis claims result from many different conditions. Some of the more common conditions that cause patients to suffer as a result of a delayed diagnosis include:
Some common examples of conditions that lead to delayed diagnosis claims include:
- Cancer breast
- Lung cancer
- Colon cancer
- Heart attack
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Internal trauma
How do you file a medical malpractice claim for delayed diagnosis in Florida? The first thing you should do is contact the law offices of Lisa Levine. Lisa Levine is a nationally recognized Fort Lauderdale delayed diagnosis lawyer dedicated to protecting the rights of patients who have been the victims of a misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or other medical error.
She’s the ally you need by your side when you take on the doctor’s insurance company. Don’t delay in reaching out — the sooner Lisa gets to work on your case, the better your chances of securing the maximum compensation you deserve for the extra medical expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering caused by a delayed diagnosis.
Why Do You Need the Services of a Medical Malpractice Attorney?
Obtaining compensation for damages caused by a medical error often proves to be challenging for someone not familiar with Florida’s medical malpractice laws. In order to prevail in a medical malpractice claim for the losses related to a delayed diagnosis, you must be able to prove several things:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed between you and your doctor;
- The doctor’s negligence resulted in his delayed diagnosis;
- This delay in diagnosis made your condition worse; and
- You suffered harm as a result of the doctor’s delay in diagnosis.
Who Can Be Held Liable in a Fort Lauderdale Delayed Diagnosis Claim?
Lisa Levine has more than thirty years of experience when it comes to helping the victims of a delayed diagnosis and other types of medical malpractice. She knows how to gather the evidence you’ll need to support your claim and identify all the parties responsible for your current condition.
In some instances, a third party may also share responsibility for your doctor’s delayed diagnosis. This can include the laboratory that analyzed the samples provided by your physician or the manufacturer of a piece of defective diagnostic equipment. If the negligence occurred while you were in a hospital, the facility may also be liable.
Get Help Today from a Fort Lauderdale Delayed Diagnosis Lawyer
Lisa Levine has helped clients throughout the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area, including Boca Raton, Weston, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, FL, Pompano Beach, Plantation, and Hialeah, whose medical conditions were made worse by a delay in diagnosis. Some recent victories include a $565,000 settlement for a woman who experienced a delay in diagnosis of cervical cancer and $950,000 for a man who suffered permanent injury as a result of a delay in diagnosis for Cauda Equina Syndrome.
Lisa is aware of the delay and deny tactics many insurance companies employ to discourage people from seeking the total compensation they deserve for their injuries. She’s an aggressive negotiator who can ensure you get every dollar you are owed. If the insurance companies refuse to cooperate, Lisa’s willing and able to take the insurance company to court.
Most of all, Lisa understands the situation you’re in. She understands the pain you’re suffering, the worries that result from medical bills you can’t begin to pay, and the frustrations of not being able to work and support your family. She is dedicated to helping you restore your life as much as possible to the way it was before your delay in diagnosis.
Contact the law offices of Lisa Levine online or call us at 954-256-1820 today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your claim. Medical malpractice claims are handled on a contingency basis, which means there are no up-front costs to her clients if Lisa decides to take their case, and she collects her fee only after she’s won your case.