Failure To Diagnose



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“We had a serious traffic accident in June 2016 while visiting New Jersey. The young lady who hit us was completely at fault, yet her insurance company repeatedly refused to contact us or return our multiple attempts to contact them. Our principal insurance company also had difficulty getting a response from them. After 6 months of intransigence, we felt it necessary to hire a lawyer in New Jersey to get at least some compensation for our extra expenses. Richard Rinaldo achieved a very successful settlement which is 10 times greater than we were hoping. We never could have received that settlement without him. We strongly recommend Richard Rinaldo for any legal issues.”

– William Shineman


The failure to properly diagnose a patient can have detrimental consequences to a person’s health. It can result in injuries and illnesses that could have been prevented if the correct diagnosis was made from the beginning. The attorneys at the Rinaldo Law Group are familiar with handling medical malpractice cases and those involving missed diagnoses.

In some situations, a physician’s failure to diagnose a condition in a patient can be considered medical malpractice. That can be especially true if the physician failed to recognize common signs, or failed to perform standard tests while the patient continued to worsen or suffer greater damage to their health.

Failure to diagnose can be of critical importance in cancer cases, where delays in treatment can result in death. When patients have high-risk factors for certain diseases, such as heart disease, and doctors still fail to diagnose a disease properly, it may be due to negligence.

Understanding, evaluating, and successfully pursuing a claim for failure to diagnose requires an attorney with the ability to manage the complex legal and medical issues involved in such a case. Contact the attorneys at our firm to discuss the facts of your case and find a resolution that works best for you. Call 1-833-RINALDO or fill out our contact form to request a consultation.


Wrong Medication
One of the most common types of medical errors is administering the wrong medication — which can directly cause severe injury, illness, and death. This is one of the most carefully tracked medical errors — and occurs with surprising frequency in hospitals, in at-home care, in nursing homes, and in pharmacies. The attorneys at our firm are skilled in helping clients receive compensation for injuries sustained from this type of medical malpractice.

Wrong Diagnosis
The attorneys at Rinaldo Law Group are experienced in working on cases in which patients were told they have a disease or disorder that they actually did not. Physicians can be held liable for misdiagnoses because they can result in unnecessary emotional distress or pain, the administration of the wrong medication, further pain or suffering that could have been prevented, or even death. Wrong diagnoses often occur with rare diseases, with diseases that have general symptoms common to several ailments, or diseases that may not have significant physical symptoms at all.

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