Suing for Misdiagnosis in California

Although every case is different, if you were given the wrong diagnosis for your illness or injury in California and your condition worsened or your disease would have been treatable if it was detected in a timely manner, you may have a claim for misdiagnosis.

Medical malpractice cases involving misdiagnoses are often related to cancers, heart attacks and appendicitis, although they can involve any disease or condition.

Who Can You Sue?

You can bring a claim against the primary physician who gave you the diagnosis, along with anyone else involved in your care of treatment relating to that particular condition. This can include nurses, specialists, surgeons and other medical professionals.

A misdiagnosis claim may cite any of the following:

  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Mismanagement of diagnostic testing
  • Failure to screen for a particular medical condition
  • Misinterpretation of lab tests
  • Failure to refer a patient to a specialist
  • Failure to listen to the patient

A misdiagnosis can force you to undergo more aggressive treatment than would have been necessary if your condition was identified in a timely manner. It can also increase the likelihood of complications and decrease your chance of survival.

If you are a California resident who has an injury because of medical malpractice, please complete the online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will attempt to find you a California medical malpractice lawyer to take your case, and help you recover the money you deserve.