Misdiagnosis / Delayed Diagnosis


A timely and precise diagnosis of illness or disease is the cornerstone of effective treatment. A physician’s mistake or negligence in diagnosing life-threatening diseases like heart attack and cancer can have disastrous consequences.

How might a physician misdiagnose or fail to diagnose a life-threatening illness?

• Misinterpretation of MRI results, mammograms or x-rays
• Failing to recognize heart attack symptoms
• Unreasonable delay in diagnostic test ordering
• Failing to diagnose bacterial infection or sepsis
• Failing to notice airway obstructions
• Negligence in not recommending a c-section
• Misdiagnosis of stroke symptoms
• Misdiagnosis of spinal injury

If you find yourself or a loved in a precarious situation where misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose threatens health or life, the qualified medical malpractice attorneys at The Yost Legal Group stand ready to vigorously assist you and your family.

Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis can take place in a variety of healthcare settings including the doctor’s office, the emergency room, the surgical suite or a rehabilitation setting. Regardless of where it occurs, your doctor’s mistake can subject you to major health risks or appalling injuries including:

• Blindness
• Quadriplegia
• Multiple amputation
• Serious infection
• Blood clot
• Heart attack
• Stroke

Cancer patients are at particular risk. An unreasonable delay in diagnosis may allow the cancer time to spread to other organs, leaving the patient without any hope for treatment with surgical procedures, radiation, or chemotherapy.

Baltimore, Maryland Residents Can Get Help Today

The Yost Legal Group can represent your interests when misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis puts you or a family member at unnecessary risk. The highly competent medical malpractice attorneys at The Yost Legal Group have obtained substantial settlements and jury verdicts for victimized clients who go through life with dreadful health consequences or even death due to a physician’s negligent failure.

We work diligently to ensure any individual injured by the misconduct or negligence of healthcare professionals receives the justice they deserve, even against the powerful interests of large healthcare organizations and insurance companies.

If you believe you may have a case due to misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a serious health condition, please contact The Yost Legal Group. All cases are taken on contingency. If we don’t win a recovery in your case, you pay nothing.