Misdiagnosis

Las Vegas Misdiagnosis Lawyer

Representing the Victims of Missed or Delayed Diagnosis

Diagnosis errors are one of the most common types of preventable medical errors in the United States. In fact, diagnostic errors – including missed diagnoses and delayed diagnoses – are believed to account for 10 to 20 percent of medical negligence cases, followed by medication errors and surgical errors.

When a doctor, hospital, or health care provider fails to make a proper and timely diagnosis, the injured party may be able to obtain money damages from the negligent party. For more than 30 years, the Las Vegas medical malpractice law firm of Robert M. Apple & Associates has been representing the victims of all types of medical malpractice, including diagnostic errors, surgical errors, birth injuries, and emergency room errors.

Our medical negligence legal team provides compassionate, practical, and knowledgeable legal advice to each and every client. Not only do we have the medical and legal knowledge necessary to pursue misdiagnosis claims, but we will take the time to listen to your concerns and guide you every step of the way as you seek physical, emotional, and financial recovery.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of misdiagnosis or other medical negligence, contact our office at (702) 646-0085 today to schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated Las Vegas medical malpractice attorneys.

Proving Liability for Diagnostic Errors

In order to prove liability for a missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or other diagnostic error, the plaintiff must prove the following:

  • the doctor had a duty to provide care that met medically accepted standards;
  • the doctor breached its duty to provide care that met medically accepted standards; and
  • the plaintiff was injured as a result of the doctor’s breach of the duty of care.

Damages for Misdiagnosis and Other Medical Negligence

If a doctor, hospital, or health care provider is found to be negligent in providing medical care and treatment, the injured party is generally entitled to compensation for his or her injuries. Money damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit are calculated by taking into account a number of factors, including the specific circumstances of medical negligence, the victim’s injuries, any applicable cap on damages, and other laws of the jurisdiction.

Medical malpractice damages often include compensatory damages for the following:

  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Lost wages (past and future)
  • Household services
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Contact a Misdiagnosis Attorney

If you were injured or a loved one died as a result of a diagnostic error or other medical negligence, the Las Vegas medical malpractice law firm of Robert M. Apple & Associates has the legal experience and skill that you need. We are committed to providing compassionate legal representation, exceptional client service, personal attention, knowledgeable and reasoned legal advice, and dedicated legal advocacy in a friendly and comfortable environment. If you are unable to come to our office due to your medical condition, we will meet with you in your home or at the hospital.

Contact our office at (702) 646-0085 for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyers.

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