Medical Misdiagnosis Claims in Missouri
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Misdiagnosis can cause delayed or improper treatment of your illness. It
can result in significant harm and can cause irreparable damage. Your
doctor has a duty of care to use the tools at their disposal to provide
you with an accurate diagnosis, but they may fail to do so. At
Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. we work to hold healthcare providers responsible for the decisions that
impact their patients’ lives.
Commonly Misdiagnosed Illnesses
Improper treatments following misdiagnosis can cause a number of unnecessary
side effects. Your true condition remains untreated and may worsen over
time. Doctors can fail to detect many common conditions or chronic illnesses,
including but not limited to:
- Celiac Disease
- Lyme Disease
- Thyroid Conditions
- Pulmonary Embolisms
- Heart Attacks
- Heart Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Brain Tumors
Misdiagnosing any of the above can delay appropriate treatment, causing
undue suffering and, in some instances, endangering patients’ lives.
Emergency Room Delays in Treatment
For acute conditions, accurate and prompt treatment can be the difference
between life and death. Emergency rooms are often equipped with highly
trained medical professionals who have experience quickly diagnosing serious
ailments and beginning treatment. Delays in treatments for many severe
medical conditions, such as strokes, heart attacks, septic shock, or kidney
infections, can leave lasting effects on the patient and may cause irreversible damage.
Filing a Misdiagnosis Claim
To file a
medical malpractice claim, you must be able to prove that a medical professional’s negligence
caused the misdiagnosis and resulted in personal harm. You have a short
time to file your claim, so it is important to contact an experienced
misdiagnosis attorney quickly.
Medical negligence litigation can be complex, but our Kansas City misdiagnosis
attorneys at Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. are here to help. With decades
our lawyers have the skills, professionalism, and knowledge to guide you through your
case. We are honored to provide a voice for our clients and we seek to
put your interests first.
Contact Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. today at (888) 398-2277 to start your case with a free consultation.