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:

  • Strokes
  • Celiac Disease
  • Lyme Disease
  • Thyroid Conditions
  • Pulmonary Embolisms
  • Depression
  • Cancer
  • Heart Attacks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • 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 of experience, 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.