Failure to Timely Diagnose


  • The 3 most common cancers among men are prostate cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancer.
  • The 3 most common cancers among women are breast cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancer.
  • According to the National Center for Policy Analysis, there are over 40,000 fatal diagnostic errors made every year in intensive care units in the United States.

Failure to Timely Diagnose

Conventional wisdom tells us that the earlier a medical condition is diagnosed, the better the odds will be for a favorable outcome. Sometimes the practice of medicine is an art, as well as a science. The diagnosis of a medical condition starts with the reporting of symptoms to a healthcare provider. It is the duty of the healthcare provider to be inquisitive, and ask pertinent questions of the patient. The healthcare provider must also use the diagnostic tools at his or her disposal such as conducting physical examinations, ordering imaging studies and blood tests, and, when appropriate, referring patients to specialists. Whether it’s an infection, a clot or hemorrhage, cancer, heart attack or other disease; the accurate and timely diagnosis of a medical condition can be the difference between a cure and catastrophic consequences. Negligence related to the failure to accurately and timely diagnose a medical condition often arises in the following situations:

  • Cancer
  • Stroke/blood clot
  • Hemorrhage
  • Sepsis and infection
  • Appendicitis
  • Heart attack/myocardial Infarction
  • Encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Detached retina
  • Stephen Johnson Syndrome
  • Splenic Sequestration

We are experienced in evaluating and pursuing all medical negligence claims related to the untimely diagnosis and misdiagnoses of medical conditions.  If you believe you have been the victim of medical negligence, Lane & Glassman, would like the opportunity to discuss your potential claim.  Should you have a viable medical negligence claim, we will fully investigate all the issues of medical negligence, retain the appropriate medical experts required to prove your case, and pursue your claim through trial.  Please call toll free (844-USA-LAWS) or e-mail ( Lane & Glassman, to discuss your potential medical negligence claim.