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Contact a Louisiana medical malpractice lawyer at The Young Firm's New Orleans office. An attorney can explain your legal options and provide a thorough evaluation of your case.






The Young Firm
400 Poydras Street, Suite 2090
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Toll Free: (504) 680-4100
Local: (504) 680-4100
Facsimile: (504) 680-4101

Louisiana Medical Malpractice Lawyer in New Orleans

The Institute of Medicine reports that approximately one million Americans suffer personal injury each year as the result of a misdiagnosis of a disease or medical condition. This form of medical malpractice is often associated with inexperienced clinicians, new procedures, poor communication, and improper documentation.

The Young Firm provides medical misdiagnosis victims throughout Louisiana with expert representation. Each medical malpractice lawyer at our New Orleans firm has helped many injury victims obtain fair compensation for their losses and expenses, and we can help you, too. If you or someone you love has suffered harm as a result of misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose, or if a loved one has suffered wrongful death, our attorneys can help you in your pursuit of compensation. Contact a Louisiana medical malpractice lawyer today to schedule a free consultation.

Incorrect Diagnosis

Incorrect diagnoses can have tragic consequences on patients, particularly on those with conditions that end up being incurable but could have been treated if diagnosed correctly. These diagnoses occur most commonly in emergency rooms and intensive care units. Indeed, the National Patient Safety Foundation estimates that up to 40 percent of emergency room diagnoses are, to some degree, incorrect.

Not all misdiagnoses are legally actionable, as some conditions are difficult if not nearly impossible to diagnose by nature. Nevertheless, medical professionals are obligated to exercise due care in arriving at diagnoses, and when their failure to provide this standard of care results in the faulty diagnosis of a common condition with obvious symptoms, there may be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

If you or someone you love has suffered health problems due to an incorrect diagnosis, please don't hesitate to contact The Young Firm for a free case evaluation. We will carefully examine the circumstances of your case and advise you as to your legal options.

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Delayed Diagnosis

In some cases, a correct diagnosis is made far later in the progression of a condition than it should have been, resulting in unnecessary injuries to, or even the eventual death of, a patient. At the Young Firm, serving injury victims throughout Louisiana, a medical malpractice lawyer can help you obtain compensation for medical bills, emotional distress, lost wages, and other losses and expenses related to delayed diagnosis errors. It may even be possible to collect punitive damages in cases involving gross medical malpractice. A personal injury lawyer at our New Orleans law office would be pleased to evaluate your case and advise you of your best course of action.

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Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions

An array of medical conditions are commonly misdiagnosed as a result of medical malpractice. Cancer is the most commonly misdiagnosed condition, including cancer of the breasts, lungs, prostate, cervix, ovaries, and testicles.

Other commonly misdiagnosed health problems include:

Since these conditions have symptoms associated with other medical issues, negligent or careless medical professionals may diagnose them inaccurately.

Contact a Louisiana medical malpractice lawyer at The Young Firm's New Orleans office. An attorney can explain your legal options and provide a thorough evaluation of your case.

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Contact a Louisiana Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you or someone you love has been the victim of an incorrect or delayed diagnosis anywhere in Louisiana, contact a medical malpractice lawyer at our New Orleans law firm today. You'll receive a thorough review of your misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis case.

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