Augusta Misdiagnosis Lawyers

Could the doctor have done more? Why wasn't the illness or disease detected sooner? Would other doctors have provided the same type of care? When a family member suddenly dies of a stroke or heart attack, or is diagnosed with a terminal illness such as cancer, the family often has many of the same questions. While it is unrealistic at this time to expect that every illness or disease be treated and cured, it is realistic — and expected — that doctors will do their very best to detect and treat illnesses patients acquire. Failure to provide that degree of skill and care generally required of physicians under similar circumstances is to be brought to the medical board's attention. More importantly, when a patient suffers greatly, or wrongfully dies as a result of a physician's negligent care, the patient or surviving family members deserve to be compensated.

Since 1978, the Augusta law office of Burnside Law Firm has been helping medical malpractice victims and their families get answers they need and compensation they deserve. Contact us for a free initial consultation and legal guidance in a medical malpractice claim in Georgia.

Misdiagnosis ∙ Delayed Diagnosis ∙ Failure to Diagnose or Treat

Our cases range from those where a doctor failed to diagnose cancer until the advanced stages where treatment was no longer an option to cases where emergency room staff was too busy to recognize signs of a heart attack or stroke and sent a patient home. We handle cases involving:

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • Failure to detect and treat infections
  • Ignoring symptoms or concerns of the patient
  • Failure to order appropriate tests based on symptoms
  • Failure to communicate test results
  • Failure to refer to a specialist when necessary for accurate diagnosis

In order to prepare a strong case for our client, we thoroughly investigate hospital procedures and our client's medical records. Additionally, we examine standard practices of other medical professionals in the same specialty in Georgia to determine if other doctors would have provided similar care. Finally, we work with experts to evaluate if different care would have had the same end result. When injuries or death could have been preventable, we expose the negligence and pursue justice on behalf of our clients.

If you or a loved one has suffered due to a doctor's failure to diagnose a medical condition, contact us at the Richmond County law firm of Burnside Law Firm to discuss your case.

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