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A Failure to Diagnose an Illness Can Cost You Your Life

You did everything right. You were feeling pain and you went to the doctor to get it checked out. He sent you home after saying everything was all right, but the next thing you know you are in the hospital emergency room.  A lawyer experienced in “failure to diagnose” lawsuits in Indiana can help determine if you have a case.

In one recent “failure to diagnose” case out of England, 12-year-old Kian Jones was admitted to the hospital three times with symptoms including nausea, vomiting and severe headaches. Doctors sent him home each time with a diagnosis of nothing more than gastroenteritis or migraines. Lucky for Kian, his mother Googled the symptoms and found out that a CT scan should have been ordered. Lo and behold, the scan showed that Kian had a one-inch long brain tumor. The doctor involved in the original diagnosis apologized and the family is meeting with the hospital to ensure that this never happens again. But had it not been for his internet-savvy mother, Kian might not have survived.

You rely on your doctor to do his job to help you get better and diagnosis your diseases before they overwhelm you. If your feel that your doctor failed to diagnose your illness, you need to contact a leading Indiana medical malpractice attorney.

Located across the street from the Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, Indiana, the injury law firm of Theodoros & Rooth stands by your side through every step of your case. We are located just 30 miles outside Chicago. Call us at 219.769.6393 or contact us online to tell us about your injury. We look forward to speaking with you.