Chicago Attorneys for Medical Misdiagnosis
Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers Serving Cook and Lake Counties
When you or a loved one seeks medical attention, you do so with the expectation that your doctor possesses the skill and knowledge necessary to diagnose and treat your health issue. While medical professionals certainly have the power to extend and enrich the lives of their patients, they also may place patients at serious risk. When a doctor makes a mistake, the results can be catastrophic. Not every mistake, of course, is necessarily medical malpractice, but when negligence or substandard care leads to a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis, Pullano Law Offices can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
For more than 25 years, Attorney Richard L. Pullano has been working to hold family doctors, surgeons, and other medical professional accountable for their actions and negligence. His relentless pursuit of justice on behalf of misdiagnosed patients has led to an impressive history of favorable results. Mr. Pullano and the rest of his team understand the impact that medical malpractice can have on a family, and are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Cook County Delayed Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis Attorneys
Many medical conditions are difficult to diagnose and treat under the best of circumstances. Doctors and medical professionals may not always be perfect in their diagnoses, but will generally work hard in compliance with the normal standard of medical care. In some cases, however, the care provided falls below acceptable standards, and the doctor incorrectly diagnoses a patient based on negligent or improper procedures. Examples of negligent errors include:
- A doctor failing to include the potential problem on the differential diagnosis list, an industry-standard tool used to determine an appropriate course of treatment for a patient;
- The doctor failing to order or perform tests commonly associated with confirming or ruling out the correct diagnosis;
- The doctor downplaying the urgency of the condition, causing an undue delay in the diagnosis;
- Performing or interpreting an ordered test or procedure incorrectly; or
- During the differential diagnosis process, support staff failing to administer diagnostic medication, which may have changed the doctor’s conclusion based on the patient’s response or lack of response.
Following a misdiagnosis, many patients struggle to regain the health and quality of life they once enjoyed. Sometimes, a patient’s life may be permanently affected. In the most extreme cases, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can cause a condition, such as cancer, to progress beyond the scope of current available treatment, leading to the patient’s untimely and unnecessary death.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Cook and DuPage Counties
At Pullano Law Offices, securing maximum compensation for you is our top priority and will remain so until full justice is served. We carefully select every case so we can offer each client an unmatched level of personal service and dedication to his or her best interests. When you call our firm, we pledge to listen and understand your needs so that we can pursue your claim with the tenacity our clients have come to expect. Our attorneys will not be placated by meager settlements offered by hospitals or insurance companies looking to avoid full liability. Instead, we will carefully investigate your claim, employ appropriate experts in the field, and seek maximum compensation from all responsible parties.
If you have been the victim of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a serious medical condition, contact the team that understands success. Call 312-551-1100 today to schedule a free consultation with a compassionate personal injury attorney. Pullano Law Offices is proud to serve clients throughout the greater Chicagoland area.