In the past, we have routinely discussed medical malpractice involving a medical professional’s negligent treatment of a patient’s known disease or condition. But this is not the only situation in which hospitals and doctors provide negligent medical care to medical malpractice victims. As Ohio medical malpractice lawyers, we routinely represent clients who have suffered due to another shockingly frequent type of medical malpractice: failure to diagnose and/or misdiagnosis.
If you are like most people, you can probably recall a time when it felt like your or a loved one’s doctor was not giving you his full attention. As patients, we take great care to tell our doctors all of our pains and symptoms so that they can properly diagnose us, and yet these doctors are often too preoccupied to give our cases the attention they deserve. Unfortunately, this inattention to patients and details can lead to serious health problems and even death.