Medical Misdiagnosis Lawyers in Philadelphia

Representing Medical Misdiagnosis Cases in Philadelphia & Surrounding Counties

The doctor-patient relationship is established on trust. As patients, we rely on the knowledge and careful attention of our doctor so that we can be certain his or her diagnoses are correct. If a medical condition goes unnoticed, it can escalate until it is life-threatening. Similarly, we want to trust that the medical teams taking care of our loved ones are thorough and detect any ailments in the early stages.

Nursing home staff and the companies that operate them are legally obligated to provide an atmosphere that is physically and mentally safe. Unfortunately, the desire for monetary gain, poor management decisions, understaffing, inadequate training, or failure to oversee workers can lead to the neglect of their needs.

Our Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers at Kanter, Bernstein & Kardon, P.C. saw a need early on for checks and balances to provide proper care of people in Pennsylvania nursing homes. Two decades ago, when most firms turned away these cases, our firm began to prosecute them and since then have been on the cutting edge of holding nursing home companies accountable for the harm they cause.

For a free, private consultation on a possible Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Case, call 215-568-5885. Se habla Español.

Keep Nursing Homes Accountable by Filing a Malpractice Lawsuit

When you entrust your loved one to a nursing home, you have the right to hold that institution to a high standard of care.

If you suspect that your loved one was misdiagnosed, you will need to prove three things:

  • There was an established relationship between the patient and the accused doctor
  • The doctor was not competent and was negligent in diagnosing the problem
  • The misdiagnosis caused injury to the client

You will also need to show that another doctor, under identical circumstances, would have been capable of correctly diagnosing the patient. The offending doctor may have included the diagnosis on a list and failed to follow through with tests and inspections, or omitted the diagnosis altogether. If another doctor can show that the diagnosis was detectable using appropriate tests, labs, or scans, you may have a case.

When doctors and nurses fail to detect obvious symptoms, they need to be confronted. Missed medical diagnoses can shorten a patient’s life and cause them excessive pain and suffering. A Philadelphia nursing home abuse attorney can come alongside you as you seek justice.

In addition to doctor error, a misdiagnosis may occur because of:

  • Incorrect patient paperwork
  • Errors with medical equipment
  • Mix-ups with lab work
  • Contaminated lab work
  • Improper procedures
  • Poorly inspected X-rays or scans

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1617 John F Kennedy Blvd, #1150
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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