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Failure To Diagnose Attorney in Sugar Land, TX

Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnose Attorney Providing Zealous Representation for Medical Malpractice Victims.

Medical malpractice, a doctor or medical professional failing to exercise the requisite care for a patient, comes in many forms. All too often, a doctor will be negligent in diagnosing a patient. Neglect will result in a failure to provide a patient with a diagnosis or the patient being provided with an incorrect diagnosis.

Either way, such negligence can have devastating consequences for the health and well-being of the patient. Fazli Law Firm fights for patients who have suffered harm due to medical negligence by their treating physicians and other medical professionals.

What is the Difference Between Failure to Diagnose and Misdiagnose?


Several different types of diagnostic errors can lead to a medical malpractice case. A misdiagnosis, also called “wrong diagnosis,” occurs when a doctor diagnoses the patient with the wrong illness. This is different from a case of missed diagnosis.

In missed or delayed diagnosis cases, the doctor mistakenly gives the patient a clean bill of health despite the patient suffering from an illness or other health issue. In this case, the patient can file a failure to diagnose medical malpractice lawsuit.

While different, both misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis of a patient’s health problem can cause a condition to worsen, lead to unnecessary and potentially harmful treatment, and the development of further medical problems.


When a doctor is negligent in diagnosing a patient and needlessly suffers, a medical malpractice claim can help the patient recover monetary damages. The medical malpractice lawyer at Fazli Law Firm is committed to helping those victimized by medical malpractice.

What Needs to Be Proven in a Diagnostic Error Medical Malpractice Case?


Even doctors who exercise a high level of care make diagnostic errors. Suppose a doctor misdiagnosed a patient or mistakenly gave a patient a clean bill of health when they were suffering from a medical condition. This is not enough to substantiate a medical malpractice claim in that case. There needs to be more. The patient must prove:


  • There was a doctor-patient relationship;

  • The doctor was negligent; and

  • The negligence of the doctor caused actual injury to the patient.


Whether the doctor was negligent will determine whether the doctor used reasonable skill in diagnosing the patient. To examine the reasonableness of the doctor’s actions, the actions will be compared to how a doctor in a similar specialty and a similar geographic location would have diagnosed the patient under similar circumstances.


The diagnostic error must have caused actual harm to the patient. This usually means that the doctor’s negligence worsened the patient’s health condition, leading to more medical expenses. Had the doctor exercised the requisite level of care and arrived at the correct diagnosis, the harm suffered by the patient would not have occurred.


Medical malpractice claims require a fact-specific analysis of a particular case’s details. At Fazli Law Firm, we are well-versed in handling diagnostic error medical malpractice cases. We know how to investigate these claims and work towards successfully recovering compensation for our clients.

Holding Medical Providers Responsible for Negligence That Harms Patients.


Placing trust in your doctor to help you get better is not always easy. Our medical malpractice attorneys place your well-being in their hands, which is a big deal. We rely on doctors to take due care in addressing our health concerns. When a doctor fails to take necessary care in treating us and in diagnosing our illnesses and conditions, people needlessly suffer.

At Fazli Law Firm, we fight for our clients who have suffered due to medical malpractice. We want to hold the responsible parties accountable, hoping they will not fall short in their standard of care again. You can trust our medical malpractice failure to diagnose lawyer to represent your best interests tirelessly and solidly advocate on your behalf. Contact our personal injury attorneys today.

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