Mistakes made by medical professionals can have devastating and permanent consequences for their patients. Oftentimes, these mistakes come in the form of a missed or incorrect diagnosis.
At Sokolove Law, our New Hampshire failure to diagnose lawyers are dedicated to seeking justice and compensation for those who have needlessly suffered due to a medical error. Contact us to learn more about your legal options for free.
Why Choose Sokolove Law as Your New Hampshire Failure to Diagnose Law Firm?
At Sokolove Law, our failure to diagnose lawyers in New Hampshire recognize how overwhelming it can be to navigate an unknown health condition — especially when you're not getting the care you need from the medical community.
We strive to make the legal process as stress-free as possible, so you can spend your time and energy on your health and loved ones.
Learn how our firm stands out from the rest:
Decades of Experience: For over 40 years, Sokolove Law has fought on behalf of clients injured through no fault of their own.
No Financial Risks: Our New Hampshire failure to diagnose attorneys don't charge any upfront or hourly fees — we only get paid if we recover compensation for you.
Registered Nurses on Staff: Our nurses can listen to your story and help you understand if what happened to you reaches the level of medical malpractice or negligence.
Track Record of Success: We’ve recovered over $9.1 Billion on behalf of our clients across the country.
Our New Hampshire failure to diagnose lawyers are prepared to fight for you and your family. Call (800) 995-1212 now to get started with a free, no-obligation case review.
Misdiagnosis: Incorrectly diagnosing a patient’s health condition
If a physician fails to diagnose a patient, it may not always be considered malpractice. A patient’s lawyer must be able to prove that, under similar circumstances, another doctor would have accurately identified the illness.
At Sokolove Law, our New Hampshire failure to diagnose lawyers have decades of experience proving medical malpractice or negligence.
If your health may have suffered due to a doctor’s diagnostic error, we may be able to help you hold the negligent health care provider accountable and pursue compensation for your recovery.
7 Commonly Missed or Misdiagnosed Conditions in New Hampshire
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 more limited.
Some illnesses are more commonly misdiagnosed than others, which may lead to a delay in necessary care.
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.
Common reasons doctors may misdiagnose an aneurysm include:
Failing to order the appropriate diagnostic tests
Not properly reviewing a patient’s medical history or family history
These errors can result in delayed treatment or no treatment at all, putting the patient's life at risk — especially in cases where 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
Neglecting to consider underlying an 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.
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 to more advanced stages, which may 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:
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.
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, the 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 die from pulmonary embolism.
The symptoms of a stroke can be vague and can be easily mistaken for other conditions. With strokes, a fast and correct diagnosis that can allow for timely treatment are essential to preventing life-long injury or death.
Symptoms of a stroke may include:
Drooping on one side of the face
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 be having a stroke. Doctors may also fail to recognize stroke risk factors, like high blood pressure or a history of smoking.
How to File a Failure to Diagnose Lawsuit in New Hampshire
If you have a case, our New Hampshire failure to diagnose lawyers will handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and well-being.
Compensation from a failure to diagnose lawsuit can help cover the cost of medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.
Contact Sokolove Law
Reach out to Sokolove Law for a free case review to determine if you may be eligible to file a New Hampshire failure to diagnose malpractice claim.
During this time, we’ll ask you a few questions about your experience, so we can better understand the specifics of your situation.
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 in a timely manner.
We also have a team of registered nurses on staff that can help make sense of what may have happened and if malpractice took place.
We’ll File Your New Hampshire Failure to Diagnose Claim
Your New Hampshire misdiagnosis lawsuit must be filed within the statute of limitations, which are a set of laws that limit how long you have to file a claim.
Once these deadlines pass, you won’t be able to file a claim or pursue compensation for your suffering ever again.
We’ll Negotiate a Failure to Diagnose Settlement on Your Behalf
Our attorneys will try to negotiate a New Hampshire 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 never have to step foot in court when filing your claim.
If a settlement is unable to be reached, our failure to diagnose attorneys are prepared to present your case in a trial and fight for a verdict on your behalf.
Our Past New Hampshire Failure to Diagnose Settlements
At Sokolove Law, we’ve recovered over $9.1 Billion for clients who have suffered through no fault of their own, including patients in New Hampshire.
Some of our past New Hampshire failure to diagnose settlements and verdicts include:
$3.25 Million for a patient in Warren who suffered a delayed lung cancer diagnosis
$2.9 Million for a patient in Canterbury who was misdiagnosed with hemorrhoids when he actually had colon cancer that progressed to stage 4 before being caught
$2 Million for the wife of a Danville patient who passed away from cancer that was misdiagnosed
$1.75 Million for a woman in Pelham whose doctors failed to diagnose her ovarian cancer
$1.5 Million for a man in Mont Vernon whose doctors failed to spot his lung cancer in X-rays until it progressed to stage 4
$900,000 for a woman in Nashua who passed away of intestinal failure that wasn’t diagnosed
While a New Hampshire misdiagnosis settlement amount depends on various factors — like the impact of the doctor’s error on your health — our attorneys will fight for the most compensation possible in your case.
Receiving compensation from a delayed diagnosis lawsuit in New Hampshire can help to lessen the burden of ongoing medical treatments and other costs related to your misdiagnosis.
Get the Help You Deserve
Our failure to diagnose lawyers in New Hampshire can fight on your behalf for the compensation you deserve. Take the first steps toward justice now.
Ricky A. LeBlanc is the Managing Attorney at Sokolove Law. As Managing Attorney, Ricky is responsible for all communications with prospective clients and, along with his team of paralegals and case managers, review all potential cases.