Failure to diagnose a condition is a form of medical malpractice. Failure to diagnose cases can also include issues of delayed diagnosis. With certain medical conditions, the delay can allow the disease to progress into stages that cause irreparable harm. For example, if a patient has an infectious disease, the failure to diagnose the disease in a timely manner can mean the difference between life and death. Statistics show that most medical malpractice claims arise because a physician failed to diagnose some type of a condition. Failure to diagnose is a negligent action that deserves compensation for the financial burdens as well as the pain and suffering that it has caused. If you or a family member is suffering from a condition due to the healthcare professional’s failure to diagnose, please call us today to set up a free consultation regarding a potential medical malpractice claim.