Medical Malpractice In Misdiagnosis And Failure To Diagnose

Physicians have years of training in proven methods and many sophisticated tools at their disposal. So how is it possible that a grave illness or life-threatening condition goes undetected? How is it possible that a patient can get the wrong diagnosis and treatment?

The simple answer is negligence — assumptions, shortcuts, lab errors, miscommunication and other unforgivable actions that breach the professional standard of care. The law firm of R. Mark Maritote, P.C., stands ready to hold doctors and hospitals accountable for violating their patient's trust and causing lasting injury or death.

If you or someone you love was harmed by a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis, call 630-352-4345 or toll free 866-402-0174 for a free case evaluation.

Pursuit Of Justice For Diagnosis Errors

Attorney Mark Maritote has litigated medical malpractice in Illinois for more than 30 years. He has obtained verdicts and settlements in a wide of cases, including:

  • Failure to diagnose cancer, depriving clients of a cure or extended life
  • Failure to diagnose heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolisms, internal bleeding, infection and other life-threatening medical conditions
  • Misdiagnosis resulting in harmful treatment or unnecessary surgery
  • Triage delays in the hospital emergency room, or failure to admit ER patients or hold them for observation

We work to pinpoint the errors of primary care doctors, oncologists and other specialists, radiologists, technicians, ER attending physicians and other medical professionals who, through their negligence, failed the mission of an accurate and timely diagnosis. We examine the medical records and work with experts in the same field of medicine to determine what went wrong. Did they miss telltale signs? Did they fail to order standard tests or follow-up diagnostics? Did they botch or misinterpret the lab results? Did they ignore the patient's complaints or fail to ask the right questions?

Free Consultation And Case Evaluation

Diagnosis is a process of elimination that should rule out the most serious possibilities. We hold medical providers accountable when the worst-case scenario goes undiagnosed until too late.

Please call our Bloomingdale office to talk to a lawyer or tell us about your situation using our online form. We handle medical malpractice cases in DuPage County, Cook County and surrounding Chicagoland counties.