Strong Advocacy For People Injured By Delayed Diagnosis

Some diseases and injuries depend upon a timely diagnosis in order for proper medical treatment to be administered. Heart attacks, cancer, strokes, concussions and others have the potential to result in catastrophic or fatal injuries and illnesses to patients who are not properly diagnosed. A delayed diagnosis may be the result of medical malpractice if the doctor failed to perform up the established medical standards.

At the law firm of John J. Hopkins & Associates, our attorneys help the victims of medical malpractice recover compensation for their losses and work to hold doctors accountable for negligence.

Give us a call today to discuss your unique circumstances in a no-cost consultation. From our office in Alton, we serve clients in the St. Louis Metro East area and across southern Illinois.

How Did Your Injury Happen?

Doctors need to consider all of the possible, reasonable causes for a set of symptoms and should test for those possibilities in a timely fashion. A delayed diagnosis frequently comes because a doctor fails to run the proper tests or interprets the tests incorrectly. Other reasons for a delayed diagnosis may include:

  • Failure to consider patient's medical history
  • Improper interpretation of test results and X-rays
  • Failure to consider alternative diagnoses
  • Failure to order or perform proper tests and diagnostic studies
  • Incompetence or poor training

A delayed diagnosis can frequently result in serious injuries or can cause existing injuries to worsen. Our firm also represents the family members of those who have died, due to a delayed diagnosis or other forms of medical malpractice, in wrongful death claims.

With nearly 40 years of experience and a strong track record of success, you can feel confident that you have a seasoned legal advocate on your side. Our lawyers will work to provide the accountability and closure you deserve.

Get The Experienced Service You Deserve

If you or someone you love has suffered injuries due to medical negligence leading to a delayed diagnosis, contact us at the law firm of John J. Hopkins & Associates to learn more about your rights. Schedule a free initial consultation at our Alton office by calling 618-307-4053 or toll free at 888-779-6064 in southern Illinois.