We trust our doctors’ opinions. We rely on their competency to diagnose and treat our illnesses and injuries accurately.
When a loved one suffers or is lost due to misdiagnosis, it’s a grievous breach of that trust. Misdiagnosis of a serious condition like myocardial infarction (i.e. heart attack) or cancer can delay proper treatment—and that can be a fatal error on the part of the responsible physician. When a serious misdiagnosis occurs, it’s important to contact a lawyer in order to learn what your options are.
A study published by the Mayo Clinic compared clinical diagnoses with postmortem diagnoses and found that in 26% of those cases, the true diagnosis was missed prior to death. Had those cases been correctly diagnosed and treated accordingly, many of the patients could have lived longer.
Despite the introduction of more modern diagnostic techniques and intensive monitoring, the number of missed major diagnoses has changed little over the past 20 to 30 years.
With over a decade of experience as both a doctor and lawyer, Dr. Jack Tolliver handles a variety of commonly misdiagnosed conditions, including:
- Lung cancer
- Breast cancer
- Ovarian and cervical cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Heart attacks and strokes
- Medication errors
Medical misdiagnosis can result in a failure to identify treatable diseases, and misdiagnosed patients may receive inappropriate medications that have harmful or fatal results.
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Dr. Jack Tolliver is a successful physician and medical malpractice lawyer who understands the complexities of both hospitals and courtrooms.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a misdiagnosis, we encourage you to contact our firm. With our team’s medical experience, we can thoroughly and quickly review your case at no charge. If we accept your case, we will pursue maximum compensation. We never pass on costs and expenses if we do not recover damages.
By seeking the maximum legal recourse against negligent physicians and hospitals, together we can help prevent future medical malpractice.
Serving clients across Kentucky, including Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Covington, Hopkinsville, Richmond, Florence, Georgetown, Henderson, Elizabethtown, Ashland, Pikeville, Frankfort, Mt. Sterling, and Paducah.