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Failure to Diagnose

Highly Qualified St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyers Assist Patients

We help with cases involving failure to diagnose illnesses and injuries in Missouri

Good health care starts at the diagnostic stage. You cannot obtain the treatments you need if your doctor fails to diagnose your condition. Often, doctors’ diagnostic mistakes result in irreversible consequences. The Guirl Law Firm concentrates exclusively on personal injury and medical malpractice recovery. Our dedicated lawyer possesses more than 25 years of experience and an inexhaustible determination to reach justice. We maximize your compensation for damages that occurred because of your doctor’s negligent misdiagnosis of your disease or injury.

Commonly misdiagnosed medical conditions

Your doctors are educated and trained to analyze patients’ symptoms and to conduct tests to accurately diagnose medical conditions. When you visit specialists, you should reasonably expect them to diagnose difficult cases in their fields. Their failure to meet a reasonable doctor or specialist’s standard of care can result in undetected diseases and injuries, delayed treatments and exacerbation of your condition. Their medical mistakes can be devastating when the condition is:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Clogged arteries
  • Heart disease
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Infections
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Liability of your insurance company

You have a contract with your insurance company to pay certain health care costs. It is a right, not a privilege, for your insurance provider to approve doctors’ visits, referrals to specialists, medical procedures and diagnostic testing included in your insurance policy and required by law. However, your insurance company may attempt to deny you the coverage to which you are entitled — including crucial tests to diagnose progressive and serious diseases.

Time is of the essence in getting the tests you need to diagnose life-threatening and debilitating medical conditions. You cannot afford to wrangle with unresponsive and indifferent insurance agents when your condition may progress further with each day you are denied necessary diagnostic tools. Relying on contract laws, the Missouri insurance statues and the Affordable Care Act, the Guirl Law Firm demands that you receive your rightful coverage. If you were injured or your condition worsened because of your insurance company’s delays in approving your diagnostic tests, you may have a medical malpractice claim against your negligent provider.

Call today to find out how our St. Louis medical malpractice lawyer can help you recover for your misdiagnosed condition

To understand your rights to recover compensation for the failure to diagnose your condition, call the Guirl Law Firm on our 24-hour toll-free hotline 314-391-2585 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.


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