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6 Common Reasons People Sue Their Medical Professionals

As medical malpractice attorneys, we have handled many lawsuits against healthcare providers. In our experience, the most common reasons for a patient to file a lawsuit are: 

  • wanting to prevent a similar harm to another patient
  • wanting an explanation for how or why an injury occurred
  • needing financial compensation to provide care for an injured person
  • wanting to hold the medical professional accountable

But what events most commonly cause a patient to sue? More ›


Failure to Diagnose Cauda Equina Syndrome FAQs

Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is a rare neurologic condition, but trained medical providers are required to understand the signs and symptoms associated with this medical emergency so that a timely diagnosis can be made. Unfortunately, when medical professionals fail to diagnose CES, or fail to make a timely diagnosis, a patient can suffer permanent, catastrophic injuries. When medical professionals fail to appropriately diagnose CES, they may be liable for medical malpractice. More ›


Failure to Diagnose FAQs

What is a failure to diagnose?

A failure to diagnose generally occurs when a physician or other healthcare provider does not diagnose a patient’s current medical condition or makes the correct diagnosis but not within a timely manner. It may also happen when the healthcare provider misdiagnoses the patient, thereby preventing the correct diagnosis and treatment from occurring. This can lead to a patient’s injury getting worse or, in the worst case, becoming untreatable due to the delay. These errors can lead to physical and emotional suffering, and financial loss, for the patient. A healthcare provider’s failure to diagnose a medical condition can give rise to a legal claim for medical malpractice. More ›

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