Delayed Diagnosis Lawyer in Chicago
When you suffer from a serious illness or disease that could have been prevented with a timely diagnosis, your life can be turned upside down.
When we go to the doctor, we usually have a particular reason for setting the appointment, keeping the appointment, and then sitting in the waiting room for an hour before seeing the doctor. When you have a specific pain or complaint, you expect the doctor to be able to figure out what it is, or at least schedule tests to make a final determination. When the doctor dismisses your concerns with a condescending diagnosis of stress or a virus and prescribes a bottle of pills to ease your pain, you reluctantly comply. However, when the pain and problems persist after another month of suffering, you may seek for a second opinion. The new diagnosis now shows a serious illness, progressed beyond the simple treatment an early diagnosis would have required. You may feel betrayed at this point.
What you can do
When your delayed diagnosis is the difference between life and death where survival will require multiple treatments, surgeries, or hospitalization, you need legal help to collect the information and details that will protect your rights and preserve your claim for compensation from the doctor’s insurance. The Chicago medical malpractice lawyers Willens Law Offices have the experience and skill needed to negotiate the labyrinth of medical forms and reports you will need for your case.
Medical forms are mix of objective and subjective information. Gathering this information from your doctors usually requires legal channels. Interpreting the forms may require an expert witness, which we provide. Having a working knowledge of how the medical field operates allows us to find the mistakes that were made and make a case for your compensation. This process isn’t easy, but our experience means that the important details won’t be missed.
Your Right to Compensation
When you suffer from the effects of serious illness or disease that could have been prevented with a timely diagnosis, your life can be turned upside down. Your medical costs may only be outpaced by your lack of income due to your inability to work. When we are able to prove negligence through delayed diagnosis, we can seek for compensation for your medical bills, lost income, lost opportunity, as well as your pain and suffering. You placed trust in your doctor and he or she let you down. You shouldn’t have to pay for that mistake. Call Willens Law Offices today at (312) 957-4166 for a free consultation. We can help you get your life back.