Indianapolis Wrong Diagnosis / Failure to Diagnose Lawyers

Doctors are trained to be able to identify and diagnose any medical problem they come across, or refer a patient to an appropriate specialist if they are unable to diagnose problems themselves.

A doctor’s negligence may lead to one of the following:

  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Wrong diagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose

When a doctor either fails to diagnose a medical problem, is delayed in diagnosing a condition, or delivers the wrong diagnosis, the consequences can be devastating.

The Indianapolis medical malpractice lawyers of Hankey Marks & Crider are here to help you secure the compensation you deserve, if a doctor’s misdiagnosis has caused your health to suffer.

The Consequences of a Failure to Diagnose

When an individual does not receive necessary medical treatment in a timely manner, the consequences can be fatal. If an individual has to wait a long time to receive a medical diagnosis and the disease he or she is suffering from is time-sensitive, the disease could spread or develop to a degree that is no longer treatable.

Similarly, if a person is given an incorrect diagnosis for a medical condition, not only will the individual go without the necessary medical treatment, but he or she could receive potentially harmful or damaging treatment for a medical condition that does not exist.

The following may result from diagnostic failures:

  • Improper treatment
  • Delayed treatment
  • Ineffective treatment
  • Rapidly increased progression of the disease

The Indianapolis medical misdiagnosis lawyers of Hankey Marks & Crider are here to represent you if you have been the victim of either of the above scenarios.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Studies show that approximately 40% of medical malpractice lawsuits are related to a doctor’s misdiagnosis. However, not only are these suits brought against doctors and medical facilities, but insurance companies as well. In some cases, an insurance company’s policies will prevent individuals from getting the medical treatment and diagnosis they need in a timely manner. In these cases, a failure to diagnose lawsuit can be successfully won against an insurance company.


If you or someone you know has been either wrongfully diagnosed or has failed to receive a diagnosis in a timely manner, it is important to contact a legal professional to get the necessary representation. Contact the Indianapolis wrong diagnosis lawyers of Hankey Marks & Crider today at (317) 634-8565 to schedule a consultation.