Failure to Diagnose

Failure to Diagnose

San Francisco Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Some of the most frustrating types of personal injuries are caused by medical malpractice. Why? Often times people are seeking treatment and care from medical professionals they put their trust in. However, when these professionals fail to uphold the standards of care and skill they are expected to deliver, it can result in life-altering injuries and illnesses.

If you or a loved one are suffering due to a doctor or physicians failure to diagnosis an obvious health threat, be sure to call on us, Walker Hamilton & Kearns. We have more than a century of collective legal experience and are well-equipped to handle even the most complex cases. Not only do we help you recover the compensation you deserve, but we also walk you through handling matters after your trial is resolved. Call on our San Francisco medical malpractice attorneys for comprehensive legal services.

What is a failure to diagnosis and do I have a case?

When a doctor or physician fails to properly diagnose or identify a disease or illness that should be reasonably within their scope of practice, it can lead to a failure to diagnosis claim. This type of medical malpractice by a doctor can cause a patient to pursue the wrong treatment plan, causing worse injuries or failing to address a growing health problem.

Examples of conditions that are frequently misdiagnosed or looked over include:

  • Infections
  • Breast cancer
  • Heart attacks
  • Birth injuries
  • Lung cancer
  • Allergic reactions

If you are suffering from medical complications due to a lack of diagnosis, make sure you take legal action today. In order to prove a medical malpractice claim the following must be present:

  • A doctor-patient relationship
  • Lack of reasonable or competent treatment from a said medical professional
  • Injury or worsened condition due to this breach of duty

The good news is that you do not have to pursue a claim on your own! Walker, Hamilton & Kearns can help you fight for the compensation and justice you deserve for your medical malpractice case.

Contact our firm today to get started on building your case.


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Award for Wrongful Death Against Kaiser Permanente

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Medical Malpractice Against Kaiser Permanente

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