Diagnostic Errors Lawyer in Houston
Texas Medical Malpractice Attorney
A physician's failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of an illness and resulting improper treatment can lead to medication errors, serious complications, and even death. In such cases, an extensive review of the medical records by experienced clinicians and legal analysis by a knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney may reveal that poor clinical judgment, a lab error, or inadequate staff communication played a role in a delay or failure to diagnose and treat.
Attorney Hartley Hampton is one of Houston’s most recognized trial lawyers practicing in medical malpractice litigation, serving people in communities around Houston throughout and south Texas. Hampton Hartley, P.C., has handled a wide variety of medical malpractice claims resulting from doctors’ failure to diagnose cancer, heart attack, infection, ruptured appendix, and serious brain injuries.
“Failure to diagnose” cases are often complex. A full investigation of the medical records and the treatment timeline are required to determine exactly when a prudent physician exercising reasonable care should have diagnosed a disease or referred the patient to a specialist.
This analysis requires more than just legal knowledge. It requires a network of professional medical consultants and investigators who know how to build a strong case. Our staff registered nurse consultant Valerie Purcell is a Certified Practitioner in Healthcare Quality. She coordinates and leads a team of professional medical experts and helps Hartley prepare each case for trial.
If your medical treatment was delayed or improper, you may have a legitimate claim against your healthcare provider for failure to diagnose. Contact our Houston law offices to schedule a no-cost consultation. We take physician mistakes seriously.