Securing full compensation when a doctor fails to timely diagnose
Sometimes doctors and other healthcare practitioners cause harm not by what they do, but by what they do not do. Failure to diagnose a significant medical condition in a timely manner can deny a patient the opportunity for proper treatment, while the condition is still manageable.
Medical professionals are expected to follow the standards of care accepted by the members of their profession and specialty. Failure to diagnose occurs when a physician does not properly investigate, test or follow up to timely diagnose and treat a patient's condition. Failure to diagnose is one type of medical malpractice, and patients who have suffered as a result have the right to recover for damages.
Our medical malpractice lawyers understand the medicine and the relevant laws in these cases. We have successfully represented people throughout Maine who have been harmed because of a failure to timely diagnose.
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For the best results, you need the best Maine medical malpractice lawyers
Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine and among the best in the U.S.
We have won several of the largest medical malpractice jury verdicts in Maine history, and many of the largest settlements for our clients. Our attorneys are extremely knowledgeable about medical issues and skilled at proving fault, documenting the extent of your losses, and ensuring that your family receives full compensation.
No other medical malpractice firm in Maine can match the depth of our expertise and the resources we use to bring these complex cases to a successful conclusion.
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A law firm that actually listens to you
We have helped countless victims who have been harmed by medical malpractice and we understand the challenges you face. We realize that beyond the physical struggles, the emotional and financial impacts can be overwhelming.
Our lawyers and staff members take the time to listen to you, understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make your life better, including obtaining payment for or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved.
How do I find out if I have a failure to diagnose claim?
The first step in a failure to diagnose case is for our lawyers to investigate whether the doctor deviated from the applicable standards of care, and whether your losses can be directly tied to that failure.
Common failures to properly and timely diagnose cases include unappreciated heart conditions or cancers, such as breast, lung or colon cancer. These failures can result in serious harm cases and otherwise preventable death or long term impairment. However, negligent failure to diagnose isn't always so obvious. It can also be seen in the context of the evaluation and treatment of many other medical conditions.
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