Failure to Diagnose

California Medical Negligence Attorneys

San Francisco Medical Malpractice Lawyers

A negligent failure to diagnose or the misdiagnosis of certain medical conditions is a form of medical malpractice and can cause serious and irreparable harm. For example, often cancer can be treated effectively if it is caught early, but if not caught in a timely fashion, it can metastasize into a life threatening condition. In many cases, correctly and promptly diagnosing an illness or disease can be the difference between life and death.

In addition to the pain and suffering that a failure to diagnose can inflict on the victim, enormous financial burdens often result from such negligence. Income loss, medical bills and other expenses can add up quickly, leading to overwhelming financial hardship and debt to the patient and his or her family.

If you or a loved one is suffering from a medical condition that is due to a failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis, contact us to discuss your case with an experienced San Francisco medical malpractice attorney who can get the compensation that you deserve. Contact our firm for a free initial consultation at 415-777-0313.

Effective Treatment of Cancer and Other Diseases Depends on Timely Diagnosis

At the Law Offices of McTernan, Stender & Weingus, we know how important it is to diagnose illness, especially cancer, correctly and in a timely fashion. These forms of cancer may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer and other Gynecologic Cancers
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Colon Cancer and other Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer and Other Head and Neck Cancers
  • Lung Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma

Contact our firm for a free consultation at 415-777-0313.


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