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Honolulu Malpractice Attorneys Fighting For You After Misdiagnosis Errors

Improper diagnoses are, unfortunately, very common. A misdiagnosis can happen when a doctor incorrectly identifies one condition as another, such as mistaking a heart attack for indigestion. Delayed diagnoses occur when there is a significant, avoidable gap between the onset of a patient’s symptoms and their diagnosis, such as when a doctor misses the early signs of cancer. Failures to diagnose occur when a doctor overlooks a patient’s illness or condition altogether.

In all of these situations, patients can lose their ability to overcome a disorder and see their health dramatically worsen. Those who are misdiagnosed may even undergo debilitating medical treatments that worsen their health in other ways. At Trecker Fritz & Williams, Attorneys at Law, we are committed to helping these patients and all victims of medical malpractice in Hawaii.

What Constitutes Negligence In A Misdiagnosis Or Failure To Diagnose?

In general, medical malpractice involves a situation where a provider, such as a doctor, violates their duty of care to their patient by providing substandard medical care given the circumstances. Negligence related to diagnostic error may involve things like:

  • Refusing to order tests to rule out conditions
  • Misreading tests, like X-rays, MRIs or CT scans
  • Ignoring a patient’s symptoms or blaming them on non-medical issues
  • Lack of experience and failure to refer to specialists

Not every adverse medical outcome equals malpractice, but many patients know when their physicians have made mistakes – even when the physician does not make any admissions.

How Does A Hawaii Misdiagnosis Attorney Prove A Physician’s Fault In Their Duty?

Our missed and delayed diagnosis malpractice attorneys in Honolulu use their network of experts and their own experience to comb through medical records and investigate your claims. We know how and where health care organizations try to bury the evidence of mistakes.

Make An Appointment Today For A Free Consultation

At Trecker Fritz & Williams, Attorneys at Law, we care about you and your future, and our award-winning misdiagnosis attorneys in Honolulu know how to get results. If a diagnostic error has caused you or your loved one harm, call 808-797-3363 or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment today.