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Rockford, IL Delayed Diagnosis Attorneys

Boone County Delayed Medical Diagnosis Injury Lawyer

Delayed Diagnosis Lawyers Serving Winnebago County and Surrounding Areas

There are many health conditions that require prompt medical treatment. Otherwise, they can result in life-threatening complications and, in some cases, wrongful death. For example, when there is a delay in diagnosing a serious condition, the patient may be past the point where they are able to recover the quality of life they once enjoyed. If you or someone close to you has been a victim of a delayed diagnosis, it is important to speak with a skilled medical malpractice attorney, so you understand your legal options.

The attorneys at Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of Schwartz Injury Law, have over two decades of experience successfully representing those who have suffered serious injury due to a delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose at all, and other forms of medical negligence. We understand the outrage victims and their families feel when a medical professional does not deliver the competent care they deserve and expect, and we fight hard to ensure that those who are guilty of medical malpractice are held fully accountable. We have obtained numerous six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements in these types of cases, and our successful track record is a major reason so many clients in Rockford, Chicago, and throughout Illinois have trusted us to pursue just compensation for their injuries.

Case Result: $8 Million Verdict for 69-Year-Old Woman with Delayed Hypertension Diagnosis

Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of Schwartz Injury Law secured an $8 million verdict against an internist who saw a 69-year-old woman with high blood pressure and three times failed to diagnose that she had hypertension, and thus did not prescribe any medications to lower her blood pressure. This resulted in the woman suffering a massive hypertensive hemorrhagic stroke, leaving her permanently disabled and in need of round-the-clock assistance.

What Causes a Delayed Diagnosis in Illinois?

There are several reasons a delayed diagnosis can occur, such as:

  • Failure to heed a patient's complaints
  • Failure to correctly identify a patient's symptoms
  • Failure to order the appropriate screenings, tests, and lab work
  • Failure of labs to notify doctors of test results in a timely manner
  • Failure of doctors to provide timely test result notifications to patients
  • Test results becoming misplaced or lost
  • Initially misdiagnosing a malignant tumor as benign
  • Delays in referring patients to specialists

For some medical conditions, even the slightest delay can have devastating results. For example, many forms of cancer can be successfully treated if they are diagnosed early. When there is a delay, however, cancer cells can multiply and spread to many areas of the body, vastly reducing the chances that the patient will survive.

Though it is clear that delayed diagnoses can lead to serious consequences for the patient, these types of cases can be difficult to pursue. Doctors and hospitals will often try to escape liability by arguing that the condition was already severe, and the delay did not make any significant difference. To be successful in a legal claim, you need attorneys with an in-depth understanding of the complexities of such cases and what it takes to prevail against even the most well-funded adversaries.

Speak with a Winnebago County Delayed Diagnosis Attorney

At Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of Schwartz Injury Law, we know the tactics doctors and medical facilities commonly use to try to thwart their responsibility for the consequences of a delayed diagnosis. We have seen this happen repeatedly, and we know how to counter these tactics and quickly identify important (and often overlooked) pieces of evidence that may point to medical negligence. We also work closely with top nurses, physicians, and other health professionals who can provide expert testimony to help support our claims.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury due to a delayed diagnosis, you may have the right to compensation. Contact us today at 815-215-7561 for a free consultation. We serve clients in Rockford, Winnebago County, Freeport, Belvidere, Winnebago, Loves Park, Byron, Rochelle, Oregon, Boone County, Stephenson County, Ogle County, and throughout Illinois.
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