We trust physicians and other medical professionals to use great care when diagnosing symptoms and performing physical examinations. Unfortunately, failure to properly diagnose medical conditions occurs more often than one might suspect. When it does, a patient's health and long-term prognosis can be seriously affected.
Prompt diagnosis and immediate treatment is critical for many medical conditions. When this does not occur due to negligence on the part of a doctor or other medical professional, it may be possible to seek compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. The experienced legal team at Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A., in Pensacola represents clients in the full spectrum of medical malpractice cases.
We will review the facts of your case and provide a candid assessment of what you can expect during a free consultation. Call 850-696-0314 to schedule a meeting.
The Experience You Need In Your Corner
Failing to diagnose or treat a medical condition in time can lead to serious complications or even death. However, it is difficult to determine when an error has been made, and even more difficult to determine with certainty the consequences of misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose a medical issue. In addition, these cases are usually defended aggressively.
That is why it is important to seek legal counsel from experienced medical malpractice attorneys like those at Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A. We have successfully represented residents of Escambia County and the surrounding counties in northwestern Florida in a wide range of medical malpractice lawsuits since 1973.
Common Misdiagnosed Conditions
Of course, any medical condition can be misdiagnosed or missed altogether, but some conditions are more frequently missed or misdiagnosed. These include:
- All forms of cancer
- Heart disease
- Pulmonary embolisms
We Have The Resources To Produce Results
Because these cases often are defended aggressively by the insurance provider for a hospital or medical professional, it is necessary to have deep resources to conduct the type of extensive investigation that will support your case. We have established a network of highly regarded medical professionals and other specialists who help us develop cases that stand up to intense scrutiny.
We also work with life care specialists and other financial analysts who will help us fairly value your case. Depending upon the facts of the case, we can pursue compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Medical costs resulting from the errors
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
We Don't Get Paid Unless You Do
There are no upfront costs for any of our clients in a medical malpractice case, and we only collect an attorney fee if we obtain a recovery for you. If you or a loved one has been affected by a misdiagnosis or failed diagnosis, call 850-696-0314 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.