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Wrong or Delayed Diagnosis

New Hampshire Wrong Diagnosis Lawyer

One of the most fundamental aspects of any medical professional’s role is the ability to correctly diagnose a patient’s condition. Accurate diagnosis is essential for providing patients with appropriate medical care. Unfortunately, wrong diagnoses are a persistent problem in our medical system, and in some circumstances, the consequences faced by patients can be extraordinarily severe, potentially resulting in permanent physical harm or even wrongful death.

While not all types of misdiagnosis are the result of professional negligence, the reality is that in many cases, a wrong diagnosis occurs because of a doctor’s failure to uphold the standards expected of their position. In these circumstances, patients may have a right to seek compensation for the damages they have suffered. As our attorneys at Crowe & Harris, LLP , are well aware, this compensation can be extremely helpful for anyone in New Hampshire that is suffering through the repercussions of a wrong or late diagnosis.

Common Conditions That Receive a Wrong Diagnosis

Any condition can be wrongly diagnosed, but in some situations, the consequences for patients can be far more severe than others. Sadly, when a person is misdiagnosed, the side effects they may face as a result may be more severe when the patient is suffering from:


Prompt or, ideally, early detection of cancer is critical to treating the disease and preventing it from further spreading; however, when negligent New Hampshire doctors are slow in diagnosing or altogether misdiagnose cancer, the available treatment plans may rapidly dwindle. Medical professionals should be able to accurately recognize the symptoms commonly associated with each cancer and, moreover, know when to order proper diagnostic tests when they suspect something may be wrong. The late or wrong diagnosis of cancer can have disastrous consequences for patients, including:

  • Untreated cancer cells will be allowed to further spread
  • Once available treatment plans may no longer be available
  • Patients may move beyond the help of medical care

Our New Hampshire legal team will do everything they can to secure any financial losses you’ve suffered as a result of a wrong or late diagnosis as quickly as possible so you can focus upon the recovery process.

Heart Attack

The quick, accurate diagnosis of a heart attack is essential to providing victims with a range of critical emergency services. While the immediate consequences of a late or wrong heart attack diagnosis can be almost unbearable, the financial damages associated with these events will need to eventually be dealt with. Our New Hampshire legal team knows how quickly the financial damages associated with these events can accumulate; we’ll be there to help you through the legal process of recovering after a missed or late heart attack diagnosis.

Stroke or TIA

After a person has experienced a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), every second that passes without treatment significantly increases the risk of permanent brain damage. When medical professionals are late or incorrectly diagnose a stroke or TIA the consequences can be catastrophic.

Though medical professionals are trained to recognize the symptoms most closely associated with strokes, some medical professionals wrongly diagnose the following symptoms and, thereby, fail to provide prompt and correct treatment:

  • Difficulty speaking
  • Relaxed face muscles (drooping)
  • Numbness or weakness in one arm
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Severe headache
  • Vision loss

Our New Hampshire legal team understands how devastating these events can be for everyone involved; we will do everything we can to help you hold the medical professional responsible for your suffering accountable for his or her wrong or late diagnosis.

Orthopedic Injuries

Your body’s musculoskeletal system is what allows your joints, muscles, nerves, tendons, and ligaments to function properly. When an injury to this system occurs, it is critical to correctly diagnosis it immediately so that further, or even irreparable, damage is not done. Unfortunately, medical errors or negligence might lead to a late or missed diagnosis of an orthopedic injury, leaving you, the patient, with serious complications that may affect your ability to move freely or without pain as you once did.

The orthopedic injuries or conditions that are most susceptible to complication in the event of a wrong or late diagnosis include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • ACL injuries
  • MCL injuries
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Muscle tears
  • Nerve damage

Each of these conditions is serious and requires a proper diagnosis for the best chance at a full recovery.


When infections are diagnosed and treated quickly, any danger they pose to an individual may be significantly mitigated. However, serious infections are sometimes misdiagnosed – or are slow to be diagnosed. As the New Hampshire misdiagnosis lawyers at Crowe & Harris, LLP know, the late diagnosis of an infection can be altogether devastating for victims and their families.


With a prompt and accurate diagnosis, the symptoms of meningitis may be significantly mitigated, if not altogether eliminated with an effective treatment plan. Sadly, some medical professionals fail to quickly identify this condition and administer the treatment plans that are necessary to protect their patients’ health. Since it causes serious harm in such a brief period of time, meningitis must be treated as quickly as possible. Our delayed or missed meningitis diagnosis attorneys will can help you pursue full compensation from the responsible party.


If you believe your doctor delayed to diagnose your or your loved one’s aneurysm, our New Hampshire late diagnosis attorneys will help you determine what legal action may be available to you. Our legal team understands just how devastating this form of medical malpractice can be; we may do everything we can to provide you or your loved one legal assistance. If you or your loved one was not diagnosed quickly enough after experiencing an aneurysm, the New Hampshire late aneurysm diagnosis attorneys with Crowe & Harris, LLP , can help you develop a legal strategy to recover compensation from the responsible party.

Internal Bleeding

Since internal bleeding can be potentially life-threatening, medical professionals must accurately diagnose the condition as promptly as possible to mitigate any further deterioration of your health. They are trained and expected to recognize symptoms that are consistent with internal bleeding, so that they may readily attend to their needs. With that in mind, your doctor should have anticipated that you were suffering from internal bleeding if you exhibited the following symptoms that are common to the condition:

  • Change in skin color—particularly when it becomes purplish
  • Swelling in the legs or pain in the thighs
  • Light-headedness or dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Abdominal pain

Though each of these symptoms may not indicate internal bleeding alone, they should at least prompt your physician to perform appropriate testing to discover their true cause.

No patient should have to pay for the consequences of a doctor’s mistakes in diagnosing these or other conditions.

Talk To a Wrong Diagnosis Attorney in New Hampshire

If you have suffered as the result of a doctor’s wrong or late diagnosis of your condition, it may be possible to seek compensation for the damages you have suffered. Our New Hampshire medical malpractice lawyers at Crowe & Harris, LLP are prepared to offer our experienced, capable legal representation for patients dealing with the consequences of a wrong diagnosis, and might be able to help you.

Call us at (617) 404-3417 to discuss your situation and learn more about your legal options.

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