Bethlehem Attorneys: Delayed Diagnosis And Misdiagnosis Cases
The delayed diagnosis of diseases or medical conditions, including the delayed diagnosis of cancer, too often results in delayed or missed opportunities for essential and necessary treatment that otherwise could have led to a complete recovery. There are situations where, despite best efforts by the medical community, late-stage diagnosis of a medical condition could not have been avoided.
Regrettably, however, there are many situations where an earlier diagnosis should have been made under the circumstances and that earlier diagnosis would have translated into earlier treatment, an improved prognosis and a speedier recovery. Earlier treatment may have also significantly reduced the extent of a patient’s suffering and may have yielded a higher probability or likelihood of complete recovery.
We are the firm injured individuals in the Lehigh Valley turn to for help. At the law office of Hof & Reid LLC, we offer experienced, compassionate and personalized legal representation to individuals and families in the Lehigh Valley and throughout Pennsylvania who have experienced undue suffering. You may discuss your situation in a free consultation with a skilled Bethlehem medical malpractice lawyer by contacting our firm online or by calling 610-258-6184.
Pennsylvania Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyers Trusted Since 1942
In our years of practice, we have earned a reputation for professionalism and our ability to provide strong, individualized legal counsel to clients in need throughout Pennsylvania. Our cancer misdiagnosis attorneys advocate for the rights of families who have lost a loved one to a treatable cancer — had the cancer been timely detected through proper diagnostics and tests. We identify negligence that contributed to the delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, such as:
- Failure to perform proper tests and scans
- Failure to consider a patient’s family history when determining when to start performing certain tests, such as mammograms
- Failure to analyze results correctly
- Failure to refer to a specialist when a medical issue is outside the medical professional’s area of expertise
In addition to cases involving cancer misdiagnosis, we handle cases involving failure to recognize symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, failure to treat infection and delay in diagnosis of many other medical conditions.
Active Investigation And Case Preparation Is Critical In Medical Malpractice
Health care professionals, medical facilities and other responsible parties are not quick to admit fault and often bring a strong force of lawyers to court in wrongful death cases and other medical malpractice cases involving misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose. Consequentially, medical malpractice litigation requires meticulous case preparation, and victims of medical malpractice are therefore best served by lawyers who are experienced and knowledgeable about what needs to be done.
Hof & Reid LLC is the firm to which victims injured by medical malpractice in the Lehigh Valley turn for help. We enlist the necessary experts to educate the jury and explain in layman’s terms the medical negligence involved. Additionally, when appropriate, we work with economists and other specialists to calculate the projected amount of future damages that should be presented in a case.
Contact Our Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you believe that you or a loved one has endured suffering due to a delayed diagnosis by a health care professional or if a loved one has died due to misdiagnosis or other hospital negligence, we encourage you to talk with our experienced Bethlehem medical malpractice attorneys. To contact our firm, send us an email or call 610-258-6184.