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    Power Rogers & Smith has not only been honored with one Best Law Firms designation, but five!

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    Inner Circle of Advocates

    This is a rare and exclusive legal honor limited to the top 100 attorneys in the US, and we are proud to have three of our attorneys included.

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    Membership in this organization is invitation-only, and extended only to the very best trial lawyers who display the highest degrees of professionalism and ethics.

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    Best Lawyers in America

    All three of our firm’s partners have been included in the list of The Best Lawyers in America for exceptional representation of plaintiffs in cases.

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Missed Diagnosis Lawsuits

Although minor medical conditions can go away with time, more serious ailments and diseases can worsen with time. Due to the time-sensitive nature of serious conditions, it is imperative that your doctor diagnose your condition quickly and accurately. If your medical condition worsened because your doctor did not make a timely or accurate diagnosis, you may have a medical malpractice claim.

These cases are best evaluated by seasoned medical malpractice professionals. Contact the Chicago medical misdiagnosis attorneys at Power Rogers & Smith!

Who is to blame for diagnostic errors?

Plenty of people dislike doctor’s appointments. Whether for personal, social, or financial reasons, many skip out on appointments, even if they notice something is awry. Some physicians contend that, because their patient didn’t come forward sooner, the patient is to blame for the missed diagnosis and worsened health, but is this true? How much responsibility do both the patient and physician bear in these cases? Unfortunately, the answer to these types of questions is far from black and white. For further reading on this topic, visit Are Patients in Part to Blame When Doctors Miss the Diagnosis? in The New York Times.

If someone has told you that a missed diagnosis is your fault, we encourage you to contact the Chicago missed diagnosis lawyers at Power Rogers & Smith for a second opinion today for free.

Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions

Because some conditions are more difficult to diagnose than others, there are a few conditions that stand out as the most commonly misdiagnosed. The below list has been compiled from sources such as CNN and AARP.

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Celiac disease
  • Lupus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lyme disease
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

Diagnosis of Elimination

Some conditions have no direct test to prove their existence, which is why these types of conditions can be so difficult to diagnose. Doctors in these situations have to use the process of elimination to make a diagnosis, which often takes longer than, say, an imaging test like a CT scan. Doctors, in any of these situations, must do their due diligence to provide the best treatment possible for the health of the patient. If it is determined that your doctor’s failure to make a proper diagnosis caused your condition to worsen, you may have a medical malpractice case.

Could you have a lawsuit? Find out today!

Diagnostic errors are serious, but providing them can be difficult. You need an experienced professional in your corner, advocating on your behalf in these types of medical malpractice cases. Power Rogers & Smith has recovered more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients. When choosing a firm to handle your case, choose a firm that gets results. Call us today for a free case evaluation.

  • Experience

    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $800 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

  • Contingency Fee

    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Common Questions About Medical Malpractice Cases

  • What are Types of Medical Malpractice?

    A: If you or a loved one has been injured by the wrongful actions of a medical professional or organization, you may have a malpractice case. To find out more, contact an attorneys at Power, Rogers & Smith, LLP.

  • What is Medical Negligence?

    A: Negligence is the result from a lack of reasonable care or a failure to show same amount of care as another qualified person would under the same circumstances.

  • Do I Need a Lawyer?

    A: A medical malpractice case can be extremely difficult to pursue. As such, it is imperative to retain a qualified attorney who has experience in these types of cases.