Medical Misdiagnosis

South Florida Medical Misdiagnosis Lawyers

Have you or a loved one been harmed by the misdiagnosis of a medical problem? It happens more often than you might think. Experts estimate that doctors misdiagnose up to 20 percent of fatal illnesses. In addition, even simple conditions can be misdiagnosed, allowing the problem to develop into a potentially deadly disease or illness.

Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose are two of the most common types of medical malpractice cases. A number of factors can play a role in misdiagnosis including:

  • Failure to listen to a patient’s complaints;
  • Failure to conduct thorough examinations or to take a full medical history;
  • Failure to diagnose underlying conditions;
  • Failure to diagnose the subtype of a properly diagnosed disease such as diabetes or heart disease;
  • Failure to recognize the obvious, instead of searching for other potential less likely issues;
  • Failure to treat the most serious possible illness first before addressing other less serious issues;
  • Failure to assess signs of distress during labor and delivery;
  • Failure to diagnose any complications that the original disease caused;
  • Failure to order a diagnostic test;
  • Misinterpretation of test results;
  • Error in judgment, faulty memory or lack of appropriate medical knowledge; or
  • Lack of communication or miscommunication among medical staff.

When doctors or health care providers fail to deliver the proper standard of care, you can suffer unnecessarily. The results of such poor treatment range from prolonged pain and discomfort to long-term disability or even death. Conditions such as colorectal cancer, appendicitis and heart attack, for example, are treatable at early stages, but can be fatal if misdiagnosed or left untreated.

With more than 45 years of legal experience, Rosen & Ohr, P.A. has grown to become one of the preeminent law firms in this area of law.  We handle cases in Fort Lauderdale, HollywoodPembroke PinesAventuraHallandaleNorth Miami BeachSunny IslesCooper CityDania Beach as well as ALL other areas of South Florida. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we will not receive a fee unless you receive monetary compensation.

Our medical malpractice law firm is dedicated to pursuing justice and firmly believes that highly trained professionals like doctors should be held responsible for their avoidable and costly mistakes. Our primary focus has and always will be serving our clients.  We are dedicated to their causes and wholeheartedly believe that as long as we tirelessly focus on service, everything else will naturally follow from there.

If you believe that yours or a loved one’s child was injured as a result of medical malpractice, please call the South Florida law firm of  Rosen & Ohr, P.A. today at (954) 981-1852 or contact us online for a free consultation.  Let us serve you and your family and help obtain the results you deserve!