According to studies by the Institute of Medicine and Healthgrades, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis is among the most common medical errors leading to death. Whether it is a failure to diagnose an illness or the wrong illness is diagnosed and treated, such errors can prove to be fatal. When such a medical error results in the death of your loved one, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your loss.

The experienced Ohio wrongful death attorneys at Robert W. Kerpsack, Co., LPA can help you get the compensation you deserve for the loss of a loved one due to medical malpractice. To learn how we can help, please call (614) 766-2000 for a free case evaluation.

Misdiagnosis of Cancer

One of the most common medical mistakes that lead to wrongful death is the misdiagnosis of cancer. Cancer is an aggressive and progressive disease that can be unstoppable in its later stages. But when detected early, the chances of recovery for many cancer patients is very good. For many types of cancer, there are often early signs of a problem, leading to successful diagnosis and treatment. This is true of some of the most common cancers, including:

  • Breast
  • Cervical
  • Colorectal

Other cancers are detected with routine screening or testing, some of which are less reliable or non-specific.

Misdiagnosis Is a Systemic Failure

Although human errors are sometimes unavoidable, medical errors like misdiagnosis are frequently the result of a systemtic failure of the culture of physician’s office, hospital, healthy system, or the profession as a whole. Common types of systemic failures that lead to misdiagnosis include:

  • Failure to listen to or dismissal of patient concerns
  • Inattention to patients
  • Ordering big-ticket tests but missing simple connections
  • Poor communication between specialists and general practitioners
  • Poor communication between hospitalists and other doctors
  • Failure to read or understand test results

If you believe that your loved one’s misdiagnosis and death was due to any of these events, then you may be entitled to compensation for the loss of your loved one.

Experienced Help

The wrongful death attorneys at Robert W. Kerpsack, Co., LPA have helped many families who, like you, have lost a loved one due to medical errors.  We know how to get you the compensation your family deserves for:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost wages and future earning capacity
  • Lost household services
  • Loss of prospective inheritance
  • Mental anguish and grief

The law limits the time you have to act, so please don’t wait. Contact the Columbus, Ohio wrongful death attorneys at Robert W. Kerpsack, Co., LPA by dialing (614) 766-2000 or filling out the online form today for a free case evaluation.