Medical Misdiagnosis

When you have experienced a catastrophic medical event such as a heart attack or stroke, or when you have a serious disease such as cancer, you want answers and you want to start treatment right away and do everything you can to ensure a positive outcome.

Sometimes, however, your medical providers do not cooperate with this plan. They may delay tests, adopting a wait-and-see attitude. They may even decide that you have an illness or condition and start treatment — for the wrong illness!

When things like this occur because the provider was negligent and did not provide an accepted standard of care, you may have a case for compensation.

Complex medical misdiagnosis cases require knowledgeable lawyers

At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., our lawyers have been advocating for clients whose physicians failed to diagnose or misdiagnosed a serious illness, delaying treatment. We've been doing this for more than 50 years and have developed the knowledge and skills needed for these often complex cases.

If you were misdiagnosed by your physician, our attorneys may be able to help. Call our Columbus medical malpractice lawyers to schedule your free initial consultation at 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online. The call and consultation are free.

Examples of our cases

We advise and represent people who come to us after suffering the consequences of late and missed diagnoses of:

We know that a delay of even a few days before starting treatment — the right treatment — can make a difference in many cases. In fact, delays can lead to premature death, which is why we also undertake wrongful death cases involving late diagnosis and other types of medical errors.

A law firm with the resources needed to tell your story

Our attorneys rely on the extensive resources of our law firm to build strong cases. We have in-house nurses who help evaluate your case. And we call upon a vast network of medical experts and specialists who help us understand the consequences of a late or missed diagnosis and testify at trial so that the jury thoroughly understands exactly what happened to you.

We employ cutting-edge courtroom technology that helps us present your case effectively and with compassion. We know that your life has not been the same since your misdiagnosis; we make sure the jury knows this, too.

Schedule a free consultation today

Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446) for a free consultation, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year or contact us online. Our Columbus attorneys and staff want to hear your story.

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