Massachusetts Failure to Diagnose Lawyer

Our failure to diagnose lawyers in Massachusetts may be able to help anyone injured by a missed or incorrect diagnosis pursue compensation.

Founded in Massachusetts over 45 years ago, Sokolove Law has secured more than $9.4 Billion for families across the country. Contact us now to see if we can help your family.

Why Choose Sokolove Law as Your Massachusetts Failure to Diagnose Law Firm?

At Sokolove Law, our failure to diagnose lawyers in Massachusetts recognize how overwhelming it can be to navigate an unknown health condition, especially if you're not getting the care you need.

We strive to make the legal process as stress-free as possible, so you can spend your time and energy on your health while we pursue compensation on your behalf.

Learn how our firm stands out from the rest:

  • Over 45 Years of Experience: Since 1979, Sokolove Law has fought on behalf of clients injured through no fault of their own.
  • No Financial Risks: Our Massachusetts failure to diagnose attorneys only get paid if we recover compensation for you. There are no hourly fees or upfront costs.
  • Registered Nurses on Staff: Our nurses can help you understand if what happened to you may be considered medical malpractice or negligence.
  • Billions of Dollars in Results: We’ve recovered over $9.4 Billion total on behalf of our clients in all 50 states.

Call (800) 995-1212 now for a free case review. Our Massachusetts failure to diagnose lawyers are prepared to fight for you and your family.

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If your doctor didn’t properly diagnose your illness, our Massachusetts misdiagnosis attorneys may be able to pursue compensation on your behalf.

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Misdiagnosis & Medical Malpractice Failure to Diagnose in Massachusetts

When an illness is misdiagnosed or not diagnosed in a timely manner, it may be considered medical malpractice, which is a significant issue in Massachusetts and across the United States.

These errors can lead to serious consequences, including delayed treatment, improper treatment, and even death. Over 250,000 Americans die each year from preventable medical mistakes.

Patients have the right to expect that medical professionals will provide them with an accurate diagnosis, but unfortunately, this is not always the case.

There are three main types of failure to diagnose medical malpractice:

  • Delayed diagnosis: Failing to identify the cause of a patient’s symptoms promptly
  • Failure to diagnose: Not taking reasonable steps needed to provide a patient with a diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis: Incorrectly diagnosing a patient’s health condition

If a physician fails to diagnose a patient, their lawyer must be able to prove that, under similar circumstances, another doctor would have accurately identified the illness.

At Sokolove Law, our Massachusetts failure to diagnose lawyers have decades of experience proving medical malpractice or negligence.

If you believe your health was negatively impacted by a doctor’s diagnostic error, we may be able to help you hold the negligent health care provider accountable and pursue compensation for the harm they caused.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if our Massachusetts failure to diagnose law firm can help your family. It costs nothing to contact us.

How to File a Failure to Diagnose Lawsuit in Massachusetts

If you have a case, our Massachusetts failure to diagnose lawyers will handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and well-being.

Filing a misdiagnosis lawsuit in Massachusetts can help families cover the cost of medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.

1. Contact Sokolove Law

At Sokolove Law, we provide free case reviews to see if you may be eligible to file a Massachusetts failure to diagnose claim.

During this time, we’ll ask you a few questions about your experience, so we can better understand the specifics of your situation.

2. We’ll Gather Evidence of Malpractice

If you have a case, we’ll collect medical records, testimonies from experts, test results, and anything else needed to show that your health care provider should have provided you with an accurate diagnosis sooner than they did.

We also have a team of registered nurses on staff who can help make sense of what happened and determine if medical malpractice may have taken place.

3. We'll File Your Massachusetts Failure to Diagnose Claim

Your Massachusetts misdiagnosis lawsuit must be filed within the statutes of limitations, which are laws that limit how long you have to file a claim.

Once these deadlines pass, you won’t be able to file a claim for your suffering ever again.

Call (800) 995-1212 as soon as possible to ensure your claim is filed on time.

4. We'll Negotiate Failure to Diagnose Settlements

Our attorneys will negotiate a Massachusetts misdiagnosis settlement with the defendant(s), which may include the hospital or medical professionals responsible for your diagnostic errors.

Approximately 93% of all malpractice cases end in a settlement, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). This means you may be able to get compensation without setting foot in court.

If a settlement is unable to be reached, our failure to diagnose attorneys in MA are prepared to present your case at trial and fight for a verdict on your behalf.

Our Past Massachusetts Failure to Diagnose Settlements

At Sokolove Law, we’ve recovered over $9.4 Billion for clients who have suffered through no fault of their own, including patients in Massachusetts.

Some of our past failure to diagnose settlements and verdicts include:

  • $3.9 Million to a patient who received a delayed herniated disc diagnosis
  • $2.45 Million to a Dartmouth patient whose diagnosis was incorrect
  • $2.25 Million for a patient in New Bedford who suffered a misdiagnosis
  • $2 Million for a Lexington patient who became partially paralyzed due to a delayed diagnosis
  • $1.5 Million for a woman in Arlington whose ovarian cancer diagnosis was delayed
  • $1.25 Million for a client who was misdiagnosed, which allowed his lung cancer to progress to stage 4

Receiving compensation from a delayed diagnosis lawsuit in Massachusetts can help to lessen the burden of ongoing medical treatments and other costs related to your misdiagnosis.

While there's never a guarantee of success, our attorneys will fight for the most compensation possible in your case.

See If You Qualify for Compensation

Our Massachusetts failure to diagnose attorneys have already secured millions for families locally and nationally. Find out if you may qualify for compensation.

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7 Commonly Missed or Misdiagnosed Conditions in Massachusetts

Many conditions can be addressed with medication and other treatments if caught early and diagnosed correctly. However, as these conditions progress, treatment options may become limited.

Some illnesses are more commonly misdiagnosed than others, which may lead to a delay in necessary care.

1. Aneurysms

An aneurysm is a bulge that forms in the weakest part of a blood vessel. When a doctor fails to diagnose an aneurysm, the blood vessel can burst, causing blood clots, internal bleeding, or stroke.

Reasons doctors may misdiagnose an aneurysm include:

  • Failing to order the appropriate diagnostic tests
  • Misinterpreting symptoms
  • Not properly reviewing a patient’s medical or family history

These errors can result in delayed treatment or no treatment at all, putting the patient's life at risk — especially if the aneurysm forms in the brain or chest.

2. Blood Clots

Misdiagnosing a blood clot can result in life-threatening complications, including pulmonary embolism, stroke, or even death.

With blood clots, doctors can make mistakes by:

  • Failing to order the appropriate tests
  • Misinterpreting symptoms
  • Neglecting to consider an underlying medical conditions
  • Not recognizing risk factors like a family history of blood clots

In some cases, doctors may even dismiss a patient's concerns or symptoms altogether, leading to a delayed or missed diagnosis.

3. Cancer

Failure to diagnose cancer often occurs because symptoms of the disease mimic those of other illnesses. This can lead doctors to believe that the patient is suffering from a completely different condition.

Additional reasons why cancer may be misdiagnosed include:

  • Failing to properly follow up with a patient’s concerns
  • Misinterpreting biopsies or other test results
  • Misreading imaging scans
  • Not mentioning or scheduling preventative screenings

Breast cancer is a commonly misdiagnosed condition that can be successfully treated if caught in its early stages. However, a failure to diagnose, delay in diagnosis, or misdiagnosis may allow the cancer to progress to later stages.

Unfortunately, if cancer is not diagnosed early, it may progress and spread throughout the body, which can limit treatment options or make them less effective.

4. Heart Attacks

Heart attacks occur when there’s a block in one or more arteries that limits the flow of blood to the heart and deprives the body of oxygen. When somebody is having a heart attack, it’s important to restore blood flow as quickly as possible.

Heart attack symptoms may include:

  • Cold sweat
  • Fatigue
  • Lightheadedness or sudden dizziness
  • Nausea, indigestion, heartburn, or abdominal pain
  • Pain and discomfort that originates in one area and spreads to a different area

Unfortunately, physicians often write off the symptoms of a heart attack as heartburn or indigestion.

Ordering the appropriate diagnostic tests and taking preventative measures — like providing medication that dissolves blood clots — may help to avoid a tragic situation spurred by medical negligence.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to see if our failure to diagnose lawyers in Massachusetts may be able to help you pursue compensation.

5. Infections

Health care professionals may misdiagnose an infection if they fail to consider less common infections or rely too heavily on assumptions instead of thorough testing.

For some infections, symptoms are somewhat unclear and may not show up on standard diagnostic tests. In these instances, physicians may dismiss their patient’s concerns prematurely.

If left undiagnosed, an infection can turn into sepsis and septic shock, which can cause organ failure and even death if not treated promptly.

6. Pulmonary Embolisms

A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that breaks from the wall of a vein and travels into the lungs. This disrupts blood flow to the lungs and makes it difficult for the rest of your body to receive oxygen.

Pulmonary embolisms may be mistaken for other lung conditions, like asthma or pneumonia. Unfortunately, a physician’s failure to quickly diagnose a pulmonary embolism can be fatal.

Approximately 33% of undiagnosed or untreated patients diefrom a pulmonary embolism.

7. Strokes

The symptoms of a stroke can be vague and easily mistaken for other conditions. With strokes, a fast and correct diagnosis that allows for timely treatment is essential to preventing life-long injury or death.

Symptoms of a stroke may include:

  • Confusion
  • Difficulty walking
  • Drooping on one side of the face
  • Severe headache
  • Sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body
  • Trouble speaking clearly

Some doctors incorrectly assume that if a patient is not elderly, they cannot have a stroke. Doctors may also fail to recognize stroke risk factors, like high blood pressure or a history of smoking.

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Our Massachusetts failure to diagnose attorneys can put their decades of experience to work for you. Contact us now to get started.

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Let Our Massachusetts Misdiagnosis Lawyers Fight for You

At Sokolove Law, our Massachusetts misdiagnosis lawyers are dedicated to holding those responsible for your prolonged suffering accountable.

Our attorneys strive to make the legal process as stress-free as possible, and there are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our team.

We've already secured over $9.4 Billion total for families across the country.

Call (800) 995-1212 now or fill out our contact form to see if our Massachusetts failure to diagnose attorneys can fight for the compensation you deserve.

Our Massachusetts Office Locations

44 School Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02108

1330 Boylston Street, Suite 400
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Failure to Diagnose Lawyer in Massachusetts FAQs

Is a delayed diagnosis medical malpractice?

Yes, in some cases. A delayed diagnosis may be considered medical malpractice if your legal team can show that:

  • Another health care provider would’ve diagnosed your illness sooner
  • The delay in diagnosis caused you harm in some way

Our attorneys have decades of experience successfully handling misdiagnosis malpractice cases and know what to look for to establish wrongdoing.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if your delayed diagnosis may be malpractice — for free.

How much does a failure to diagnose lawyer in Massachusetts cost?

At Sokolove Law, there are no upfront costs or hourly fees to work with our failure to diagnose attorneys in Massachusetts.

We work on a contingency-fee-basis, which means we only get paid if we secure compensation for you.

How do you prove a Massachusetts failure to diagnose case?

Our Massachusetts misdiagnosis lawyers have the resources necessary to gather evidence and establish a health care provider acted negligently in failing to diagnose you.

Our Massachusetts misdiagnosis lawyers will work to prove:

  • There was a doctor-patient relationship
  • The doctor failed to provide appropriate and adequate treatment
  • You were injured because of the doctor’s negligence

Get a free case review now to find out if you may be eligible to file a misdiagnosis lawsuit in Massachusetts.

Sokolove Law Affiliations and Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Massachusetts State Bar Association (Located in Boston, MA)


  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • U.S. News & World Report - 2022 Best Law Firms / Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell - 2022 Peer-Reviewed for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Sokolove Law Local Reviews

  • Better Business Bureau® (BBB): A+ Rating since 2013
  • Average Google Rating: 4.6/5

Local Massachusetts Areas We Serve

While Sokolove Law has experience helping thousands of people across the country, our firm was proudly founded in Massachusetts.

We serve the following locations around Massachusetts:

  • Boston
  • Brockton
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Chicopee
  • Fall River
  • Framingham
  • Haverhill
  • Lawrence
  • Lowell
  • Lynn
  • Malden
  • Medford
  • New Bedford
  • Newton
  • Peabody
  • Plymouth
  • Quincy
  • Revere
  • Salem
  • Somerville
  • Springfield
  • Taunton
  • Taunton
  • Waltham
  • Weymouth
  • Worcester
  • And more

Massachusetts Zip Codes We Serve

As a national law firm, Sokolove Law can help patients and their families wherever they may be in the U.S., including across the state of Massachusetts.

Some of the zip codes we serve include: 

  • 01040
  • 01085
  • 01201
  • 01420
  • 01453
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  • 02301
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  • 02360
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  • 02472
  • 02703
  • 02720
  • 02740
  • 02780

If you or a loved one was injured through no fault of your own, call (800) 995-1212 today for a free legal consultation.

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