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Orange County Misdiagnosis Lawsuit

An accurate diagnosis is the crucial first step to treating any serious medical condition. If a healthcare provider fails to correctly diagnose a condition in a timely manner, the patient’s health can quickly deteriorate, even if the condition in question was not particularly severe at the onset.

The patient may receive incorrect and ineffective treatments, or no treatment whatsoever. By the time a proper diagnosis is made, the condition may have progressed significantly, requiring additional costly and invasive treatments or a more tragic outcome.

While not all failures to diagnose are grounds for medical malpractice claims, many times these errors are the result of negligence on the part of the healthcare provider or facility. If you believe that you or your loved one is the victim of this type of medical malpractice consulting with a lawyer will help you understand your legal rights and answer the questions you likely have.

Causes of Misdiagnosis/Failure to Diagnose

Many factors can contribute to a diagnosis error, from carelessness or callousness on the part of a physician to a high volume of patients that can lead a healthcare provider to make a hasty – and inaccurate – diagnosis. Some of the most common causes of medical misdiagnosis include:

  • Failure to order appropriate tests
  • Failure to follow up appropriately on tests
  • Incorrect interpretation of test results
  • Incomplete or rushed exams
  • Failure to recognize symptoms

Several of the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions include cancer misdiagnosis, stroke, heart attack, infection, aneurysms and meningitis. However, an incorrect or delayed diagnosis is possible for almost any medical condition, regardless of severity. In some circumstances, a healthcare provider may incorrectly diagnose a healthy patient with a serious medical condition, causing the individual to undergo unnecessary treatments that can significantly compromise their safety and unduly burden them financially.

Medical Malpractice Representation

At Hodes Milman Liebeck, our medical malpractice lawyers understand that the consequences of a misdiagnosis or the failure to diagnose are often devastating. Our team also recognizes that representing these types of medical malpractice claims can be extremely difficult, which is why we are painstakingly thorough in reviewing and preparing each case. Our extensive knowledge and resources have earned our medical malpractice lawyers a distinguished reputation and an impressive record of verdicts and settlements.

Although mistakes can and do happen, what makes a diagnosis error grounds for a medical malpractice claim is a deviation from the accepted standard of care. If a doctor, nurse, specialist or other healthcare provider fails to act as a similarly qualified medical professional would have, and that failure results in the patient’s injury or death, there may be grounds for filing a medical malpractice claim. Our firm offers free case consultations, and we can help you to determine whether medical malpractice was a factor in your injury or in the wrongful death of your loved one.

Attorney Spotlight:
Managing Partner, Daniel Hodes, has been representing victims of misdiagnosis for more than 30 years. Nominated by other Southern California lawyers, he is the only 3-time “Top Gun” winner presented by the OCTLA in the area of Medical Malpractice. To learn more about the recoveries, including jury verdicts and unprecedented settlements on behalf of previous clients, click here.

Contact Our Firm Serving All of California and Arizona

For a free review of your misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose claim, contact our California or Arizona office. Our lawyers proudly provide victims nationwide with dedicated, competent legal guidance and free consultations. Do not hesitate to seek the compensation you deserve if you or a member of your family has been a victim of medical misdiagnosis. We can be reached 7 days a week by calling 949-640-8222.

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I am a Northern California government attorney who referred a family member to DANIEL HODES for an initial consultation. As an attorney who deals with different law firms everyday, I know there is wide spectrum when it comes to finding legal competence and professionalism. It was very important for me to not refer my family member to a “hack” firm or a soul-less attorney that only evaluates cases by mere dollar signs. There are human dynamics and complicated relationships in life that require the best attorneys to take a more intellectual and holistic approach to case evaluation. Fortunately, we found that Mr. Hodes fits that bill.

Mr. Hodes returned all calls promptly and maintained proper discretion throughout our dealings with him. He provided an honest, straightforward analysis of the case. And, he did something fairly rare in the legal field, he provided a prompt, follow-up phone call at no extra expense. Although it is uncertain if litigation will be pursued at this point, I do know that I made the right choice in calling Mr. Hodes. It really is harder than you would think to find an exceptional attorney, so I would definitely highly recommend Daniel Hodes to anyone looking for a Southern California injury attorney. DL H.

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For more than 30 years, Hodes Milman Liebeck has provided families and individuals experienced, trusted and compassionate legal representation when they've been injured by another's carelessness or negligence. As a team of personal injury and product liability attorneys, Hodes Milman Liebeck provides focused expertise to build a strategic case against negligent, injurious and willful offenders.

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