Failure to Diagnose

Failure to Diagnose Medical Malpractice 

787c3f88-cbd9-44f0-a71f-2ab50669703bRepresenting NJ Clients Who Face a Failure to Diagnose Major Illnesses

When we go to a doctor, we hope that they will employ all medical means to diagnose our illness in a timely manner. If you go to a doctor, you are entitled to believe that he or she will meet or exceed the medical standard. If your doctor fails to diagnose a serious illness, it could lead to inadequate treatment or no treatment at all for a life-threatening disease, putting your life in danger. Doctors are supposed to be trusted professionals. When they fail to do their jobs, you may have a case of medical malpractice. Unfortunately, there are many cases where a doctor’s failure to diagnose has seriously injured or killed a patient. Doctors have failed to diagnose countless cases of cancer, heart attacks, infections, serious injuries, strokes, diabetes, pulmonary embolisms, just to name a few. These failures can be caused by negligent acts, including:

  • Failure to conduct reasonable medical tests
  • Incorrect diagnosis
  • Failure to meet medical standard of care

If you or a loved one feel as though a medical professional made a mistake that has led to injury or death, you should speak to an attorney about your situation. You may be entitled to damages regarding medical bills, pain and suffering, and much more. If you need an effective and dedicated firm, contact Cohn Lifland today.

Failure to Diagnose Cancer

When someone finds out they have cancer, his or her life has changed forever. When the prognosis is poor and they have to face their mortality, it is overwhelmingly traumatic. Unfortunately, there are many patients who face this reality. When the terrible news of cancer is crushed by the news that the outcome may have been different had the diagnosis come earlier, it can be even more painful. If this was caused by the negligence of a medical professional, pain can turn into anger. Unfortunately, this continues to be a problem. Every year, doctors fail to diagnose cancer, leading to further complications, unnecessary physical suffering, and deaths. Some cases of failed diagnosis can include breast cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and brain cancer. Failure to diagnose cancer allows for the cells to grow, sometimes to an unmanageable level.


Barry A. Knopf

Richard A. Schnoll

Cohn, Lifland, Pearlman, Herrmann and Knopf LLP