Indianapolis Failure to Diagnose Attorneys

We count on hospitals to be the safest place for us when our lives are on the line, such as when we’re fighting disease, recovering from illness, or healing from an injury. Hospitals have a responsibility to provide thorough, careful attention to each of their patients, no matter the patient’s reason for being there. But when the standard of care they provide isn’t up to par, the results can be disastrous. Failure to diagnose a medical condition, illness, or a complication can put the patient’s life at significant risk and almost always leads to more pain and a slower recovery.

That’s why the attorneys of Hankey Law Office want to help you win your failure to diagnose case and get the compensation you deserve. When you’re injured due to someone else’s negligence, the responsible party may be ordered to reimburse you for your medical bills, lost wages, emotional damages, and resultant disabilities. But the first step is hiring an attorney, and you need the best. The attorneys from Hankey Law Office are some of the most experienced in the Indianapolis area, and we are dedicated to fighting for patients’ rights. We all want to live in a society where doctors and hospitals can be trusted, and we’ll help you hold those responsible for your injuries accountable. Call us at (317) 634-8565 or contact us online for a free, confidential consultation.

Do I Need a Failure to Diagnose Lawyer?

The law is complex, and medical cases are particularly so. When staying at a hospital, you’re likely going to be treated by several doctors — maybe even ten or more — if the situation is complicated or requires an extended stay. On top of that, a failure to diagnose case may involve lab technicians and support staff in addition to the hospital itself. This means there may be numerous parties named in the lawsuit, which requires more lawyers and threatens your chance of winning. Our advice is simple: get an attorney. The attorneys at Hankey Law Office know the ins and outs of medical malpractice law and will fight your case with diligence and professionalism.

There are other reasons to hire an attorney for your failure to diagnose case, too. For a case to be successful, several things must be proven:

  • A doctor-patient relationship existed
  • The doctor failed to provide the accepted standard of care by not diagnosing the patient
  • The patient incurred significant damages as a result

Even if it’s evident that all three of these are true, you must prove them in court before you can receive any damages. Establishing this may involve other medical experts giving testimony that the doctor missed something they shouldn’t have or attorneys making arguments based on past legal cases. Don’t risk going it alone and losing your case. An attorney is an investment well worth making.

Why Choose Us?

At Hankey Law Office, we have committed to keeping the Indianapolis area safe from all kinds of negligence. We have over 75 years of combined experience defending personal injury cases, ranging from medical malpractice to workers’ compensation and everything in between. Our team of eight attorneys has successfully fought cases like yours before. We’re not just committed to defending the injured, either; we also value philanthropy in the Indianapolis area, sponsoring events like the 2016 Pathway to Recovery Masquerade Ball, which helps the homeless get back on their feet.

Types of Cases We Handle

While every hospital stay is unique, and, thus, every failure to diagnose case is unique, similar factors cause many failure to diagnose cases. We fight cases caused by:

  • Uninformed or careless doctors, nurses, or other medical staff
  • Incorrect analysis of test results
  • Incorrect analysis of imaging, such as CT scans, PET scans, or X-rays
  • Incorrect administration of medical tests or medical imaging
  • Failure to follow-up with patient recovery

The human body is fragile, and it needs to be looked after with the utmost care. Illnesses and diseases can progress quickly and greatly alter someone’s quality of life for the worse, which is why failure to properly diagnose can be so devastating. If you have any concerns about your case, consult with us first, and we’ll answer whatever questions you may have.

Failure to Diagnose Facts

According to a study in the medical journal The BMJ, errors in diagnosing, including failure to diagnose, are the most common cause of medical malpractice suits. These errors are also more likely to result in a patient’s death than other instances of malpractice, showing exactly how serious they are. Perhaps because of this danger, diagnostic error cases are more likely to receive a payout than other kinds of personal injury cases, and their payouts are often very large. The median amount was approximately $213,000. When diagnostic errors led to significant disability or death, that amount increased significantly.

Commonly undiagnosed conditions include breast, colon, and lung cancer; melanoma; and heart attacks, especially in women.

Hankey Law Office Will Fight for You

When you entrust a doctor to look after you or a loved one, they have a responsibility to provide their absolute highest standard of care. If they miss the telltale signs of an illness or disease, they may be putting your life at risk and should be held responsible for their negligence. The consequences are too severe to ignore, as too many families already know. The hospital negligence attorneys from Hankey Law Office are committed to defending the people of Indianapolis and getting them the compensation they deserve. Whether it’s for medical bills, lost wages, or even restitution for a loved one’s death, the money belongs back in your hands. Our lawyers have seen cases like yours before, and we will argue your failure to diagnose case with poise and skill. To schedule your free consultation, call us at (317) 634-8565 or chat live online on our website. Let our team of attorneys win your case so that you can secure the compensation and justice you deserve.