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Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Waldorf, Maryland

At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our medical malpractice lawyers in Waldorf, Maryland know that our over 75,000 residents have the right to seek medical care when something feels physically, emotionally, or psychologically wrong with their health.

They also deserve to be effectively treated for their symptoms. Unfortunately, medical malpractice can lead to a delayed diagnosis that places our client’s lives in jeopardy each day that goes by.

If you or someone you love has had their health compromised because of healthcare negligence, contact our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Charles County today to schedule a free consultation.

What is a Delayed Medical Diagnosis?

Seeking medical care is the first step in getting diagnosed, treating the diagnosis quickly to make a full recovery.

Seeking medical care only to have your health compromised by a delayed diagnosis is devasting to both the patient and their family.

A delayed diagnosis simply means a person sought medical care, but the medical professional did not diagnose the actual condition they were suffering from.

This often leads to the patient being treated for a different ailment, which can lead to significant follow up care until the actual medical issue is diagnosed properly.

A delayed diagnosis is different from a misdiagnosis, as the latter occurs when the physician diagnoses a condition incorrectly.

How Can I Prove My Delayed Diagnosis is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice, by definition, states that the physician who was treating our client breaches the medical standard of care that another reasonable medical professional would have provided under the same circumstances.

Medical malpractice is a complex legal area, but one that our skilled personal injury attorneys have decades of successful experience in pursuing.

To prove medical malpractice occurred, we must first establish that a patient-physician relationship existed, that the physician was negligent in providing proper care, and that negligence caused the patient’s injuries.

A delayed diagnosis can be exceedingly injurious because the person’s medical condition is likely to worsen during the time they are awaiting a proper diagnosis.

Common examples of delayed diagnosis may include:

  • The reported symptoms were missed by the physician
  • The symptoms are recorded by the physician as signs of something less serious
  • Improperly conducted, misplaced, or lost lab tests
  • The physician fails to order further tests to prove or deny a diagnosis
  • The patient is not referred to a specialist who may have diagnosed them quickly and effectively
  • No further tests were conducted to provide a different solution

If you are suffering from severe injuries, illnesses, or other medical issues because of a deferred diagnosis, contact our experienced Waldorf medical malpractice lawyers today to learn more about how we can help you hold the liable party accountable for your injuries.

What are Some of the Most Common Delayed Diagnosis Conditions?

Delayed diagnosis often leads to extended medical care needs, even though the patient was being proactive in seeking treatment, only to be significantly more injured by negligence.

Some of the most common delayed diagnosis cases involve:

  • Infections, including Staph and MRSA
  • Ligament damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Meningitis
  • Brain injuries
  • Heart attacks
  • Stroke
  • Colon cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Surgical errors

Our Waldorf medical malpractice attorney understands how frustrating a delayed diagnosis can be, especially when your illness or disease has worsened your physical health. We want to review each detail of your claim, so we can pursue the best financial recovery outcome for your unique needs.

Can I Pursue Financial Recovery if I Lost a Loved One After a Delayed Diagnosis Waldorf, Maryland?

A delayed diagnosis can lead to catastrophic medical conditions including advanced stages of cancer, heart issues, circulatory problems, and other ailments that, if diagnosed and treated promptly, could have led to a higher survival rate.

When medical malpractice and negligence in the form of a delayed diagnosis is the reason your loved one did not survive their illness, disease, or injuries, our medical malpractice lawyer in Waldorf will outline your rights and eligibility to file a wrongful death claim against the liable person or party for your loved one’s loss.

Local Healthcare and Emergency Resources for Our Waldorf, Maryland Residents

At the Law Office of Robert Castro, we believe everyone is entitled to a second medical opinion. If you do not believe your current physician is listening to your concerns, make an appointment with one of our quality healthcare facilities listed below to assess your complete medical care needs.

Waldorf, Maryland Healthcare Facilities

Waldorf, Maryland Police and Emergency Services

Contact Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Waldorf, Maryland Today for a Free Consultation

If you have been injured while seeking medical care in Maryland, contact our personal injury attorneys in Waldorf at the Law Office of Robert Castro today by calling 301.870.1200 or contact us online to schedule a free, fully confidential consultation to discuss your case.