North Dakota Medical Malpractice Attorneys Provide Comprehensive Representation for Victims of Misdiagnosis
Helping injured patients recover full and fair compensation
Medical malpractice cases, especially those involving a failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis, can be extremely contentious and time-consuming. At the Larson Law Firm P.C. our highly skilled North Dakota medical malpractice attorneys have successfully handled numerous cases stemming from a healthcare provider’s failure to properly diagnose a condition or injury. We understand how stressful, both emotionally and financially, a delayed or missed diagnosis can be. We work hard to ensure that you receive the rightful compensation you deserve for your lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
Our legal team takes the time to fully investigate your claims and works hard to protect your best interests. The North Dakota statute of limitations dictates that medical malpractice claims, such as those related to a failure to diagnose, be filed within two years from the date the incident occurred or the date you knew, or should have known, about the injury. Therefore, it is vitally important to seek legal counsel as soon as you suspect a potential misdiagnosis claim.
How safe are North Dakota’s hospitals?
Generally speaking, we are lucky: most of our hospital systems are considered safe and secure. But that does not mean errors and negligence do not occur. Trinity Hospital, here in Minot, has received high marks for their inpatient care and medication safety, but low scores for their ICU, and for hospital-acquired injuries, despite being ranked the 5th best hospital in the state. Altru Health System over in Grand Forks came in #6, but ranks low for the spread of c. diff infections and for patient injuries, like bedsores.
A hospital does not have to be “good” or “bad.” Medical malpractice can occur even in the “best” of hospitals.
Handling diagnosis claims relating to a wide range of medical issues
Some of the most common types of medical malpractice cases involve a failure to diagnose. These circumstances may also involve a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. Each injured patient is unique, so each malpractice case is also unique, requiring extensive investigation and analysis. There are many different scenarios that may give rise to a failure to diagnose claim. Our dedicated lawyers routinely accept cases involving:
- Failure to properly evaluate a patient’s current and past medical history
- Failure to order proper diagnostic imaging tests
- Failure to correctly interpret lab and imaging results
- Failure to recommend an appropriate course of treatment
Each of these situations involves a healthcare professional’s failure to uphold his or her duty and adhere to an accepted standard of care within the medical industry. Medical malpractice claims are highly technical and often require consultation and testimony from expert witnesses to support your claims. Our team of medical malpractice attorneys has a proven track record of success tackling even the most intricate failure to diagnose cases.
A physician’s failure to properly diagnose may cause tragic results
The failure of a doctor to properly diagnose a medical issue can have tragic results for the harmed patient. Some of the most common failure-to-diagnose cases stem from a doctor’s failure to correctly identify an issue, such as a cardiac event. Heart attacks must be treated promptly to prevent serious damage or even death. In many cases, patients present to an emergency department with varied and nonspecific symptoms. Doctors and nurses are trained to identify potential indicators of a myocardial infarction and failing to recognize these symptoms often ends in a fatality. Other acute conditions that must be diagnosed and treated quickly include aortic aneurysms, cancers, strokes, and organ failure.
Trust our North Dakota medical malpractice attorneys to handle your failure-to-diagnose claims
Medical malpractice cases often involve significant investigation and negotiation. At the Larson Law Firm P.C., there is no case too big for our skilled legal team. We represent medical negligence clients across North Dakota, including the residents of Ward, Williams, McKenzie, Pierce, and Mountrail Counties. Our Minot office is easily accessible. If you suspect your doctor made a mistake during your treatment, call us at 701-484-HURT or complete our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.