Failure To Diagnose

There is a scientific process for reaching the right diagnosis. Part of that process is ruling out the most serious possibilities first. When doctors and hospital staff fail to follow protocols, the result may be a harmful misdiagnosis or a critical delay in the proper diagnosis and treatment.

The medical malpractice lawyers of Turbin Chu Heidt have successfully sued physicians and hospitals for the devastation caused by failure to diagnose serious medical conditions. Based in Honolulu, we take cases across Oahu and all the Hawaiian Islands.

FREE MALPRACTICE CASE EVALUATION
If you believe that medical professionals ignored the signs or failed to follow through, our attorneys can review the facts of your case at no cost to you to determine if you have grounds to sue. Call us at 808-528-4000 to schedule an attorney consultation.

Medical Malpractice In Diagnosis Errors

We have handled undiagnosed conditions, delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis cases, including:

  • Delayed diagnosis of cancer, resulting in a lost chance to fight the disease at a treatable stage
  • Failure to diagnose heart attack, stroke or other acute conditions
  • Delayed diagnosis of gangrene, resulting in loss of limb
  • Wrong diagnosis, resulting in unnecessary surgery, radiation, etc.
  • Incorrect diagnosis, resulting in severe emotional distress

Diagnosis mistakes occur for a variety of reasons. Doctors may dismiss patient complaints as hypochondria or psychological problems. Doctors fail to order blood work, mammograms, MRIs or other tests that would have revealed the condition. Lab technicians botch the tests or fail to communicate results. Physicians and radiologists incorrectly interpret tests.

We know what questions to ask and what records to obtain to determine where the errors occurred. The attorneys of Turbin Chu Heidt are skilled at demonstrating that the outcome would have been different if the medical professionals had done their job correctly.

Damages for misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis may include the costs of surgery or other medical intervention, nursing or hospice care, lost earnings, diminished quality of life, reduced life span, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. We also pursue wrongful death damages when undiagnosed illness leads to premature death.

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We offer a free consultation, and there are no attorney fees unless we succeed in recovering compensation for you. Call our Honolulu office at 808-528-4000 or contact us online to tell us about your potential case.

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Case Results

$10,000,000 – Birth injury Medical malpractice case for newborn’s disabilities

$7,200,000 – Prison Medical Malpractice Failure to treat and diagnose an infection causing multiple organ failure and blood circulation. Such required both legs and both hands to be amputated.

$3,400,000 – Car accident Auto collision case (details are confidential)

$2,700,000 – Brain injury Failure to timely treat headaches resulted in brain injury, memory loss and ability to ambulate.

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Death from a Maui medical facility’s delayed treatment of heart attack symptoms

$10,000,000 –  Birth injury Medical malpractice case for newborn’s disabilities

$7,200,000 – Prison Medical Malpractice Failure to treat and diagnose an infection causing multiple organ failure and blood circulation. Such required both legs and both hands to be amputated.

$3,400,000 – Car accident Auto collision case (details are confidential)

$2,700,000 – Brain injury Failure to timely treat headaches resulted in brain injury, memory loss and ability to ambulate.

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Death from a Maui medical facility’s delayed treatment of heart attack symptoms

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Settlement for the family of a man who died from a reaction to the wrong drug

$2,200,000 –  Catastrophic injury Negligence leading to disabling back and neck injury

$1,625,000 – Ship Worker Injury to a ship worker, who suffered serious permanent injuries. Details are confidential.

$1,600,000 –  Medical Malpractice Medical negligence for a delayed diagnosis of cancer

$1,500,000 –   Whale Watch Passenger For injuries suffered to whale watch vessel passenger

$1,000,000 –  Failure To Diagnose Colon Cancer Failure to perform diagnostic tests for colon cancer by a primary care physician.

$1,000,000 –  Misdiagnosis Policy Limits For misdiagnosis of lupus of a woman that resulted in kidney failure.

$1,625,000 – Ship Worker Injury to a ship worker, who suffered serious permanent injuries. Details are confidential.

$1,000,000 –  Motorcycle Collision Policy Limits Automobile turned left in front of motorcycle, causing death.

$1,000,000 – Medical Malpractice Policy Limits Malpractice of a physician who delayed a diagnosis of colon cancer.

$9,500,000 – Auto Accident Client suffered back and neck injuries from a rear end collision.

$800,000 –  Medical Malpractice for an older gentleman who was not given a test for prostate cancer, resulting in undiagnosed metastasized terminal cancer.

$600,000 –  Golf Cart Collision Our client suffered serious back injuries

$500,000 –  Pedestrian Hit By Auto Underinsured Motorist Policy Our client was on the curb when a car hit her.

$443,000 –  Defective Rental Car Judgment entered by a Maui court after a nearly 3 week trial of our client who suffered a knee injury when the rental van seat was not properly attached to the floor.

$375,000 – Dram Shop (Liquor Service) Liability Our client was hit by a person, served excess alcohol.

$375,000 –  Night Club Beating Our client was illegally assaulted

$275,000 –  Slip & Fall On Premises A slip and fall case on a Chinatown sidewalk that the City has a duty to maintain, but outside a restaurant, who did regularly maintain the area. The City and restaurant were both liable.