Oakland Misdiagnosis Lawyer
Our current system of almost assembly-line medicine results in a significant number of cases where doctors and other healthcare providers simply miss a diagnosis or fail to diagnose a condition because they do not take the time to employ the time-tested differential diagnosis system that is taught to every doctor in medical school. Failure to diagnose an illness or injury allows the problem to get worse over time, preventing early treatment options and leaving the patient without proper guidance as to how to mitigate the harm. Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and failure to diagnose can all lead to a medical problem becoming much worse, and often fatal.
If a doctor made a mistake and you or a loved one suffered the consequences, speak to an experienced Oakland misdiagnosis attorney at Venardi Zurada, LLP. Our Oakland misdiagnosis lawyers have dedicated decades to helping the victims of malpractice recover the compensation that they and their families deserve for the hardship that a misdiagnosis has caused. Let us help you recover for the additional medical costs, the lost wages due to disability, and the pain and suffering you have endured because of a doctor’s failure.
How Does Misdiagnosis Happen?
Doctors can fail to properly diagnose a patient’s ailment for a variety of reasons. It might be a simple mistake caused by competing and equally-plausible diagnoses based on the patient’s symptoms. On the other hand, the misdiagnosis may have resulted from problems with the medical facility, the staff, or the physician. Misdiagnoses can occur when, for example:
- The doctor, nurse, or staff lack proper and updated training that they should have undergone or received at the medical practice
- The hospital is understaffed and overworked, leaving doctors and nurses with insufficient time and attention to devote to each patient
- The hospital’s medical equipment needs maintenance or is out of date
- A physician negligently fails to order the appropriate tests
- A doctor or technician misreads the results of a lab test, X-ray, CT scan, or other medical diagnostic
The effects can be devastating. A doctor can misdiagnose a heart attack as a gastrointestinal issue and send a patient home with a life-threatening condition. An oncologist can wrongfully identify a tumor as benign when it is actually malignant, preventing early intervention treatments. Whatever the reason for the misdiagnosis, if a reasonable, educated, and trained medical professional would have acted differently under the circumstances, then the physician, their hospital, and anyone else involved with the misdiagnosis should be held accountable for their negligence. You and your family are the ones who suffer when a medical professional commits negligent malpractice; you should not be left alone dealing with the fallout.
Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions
While any condition can be improperly diagnosed, there are certain conditions that medical professionals have been misdiagnosing more in recent years. These misdiagnoses are no less forgivable and no less harmful, but the common forms of medical negligence described above are particularly likely to lead to a missed or delayed diagnosis for the following conditions, among others:
- Heart condition/heart attack
- Postoperative infections, hemorrhages, or other complications
- Kidney disease
- Damage to vital organs caused by botched surgeries
- Allergies to medications, foods, or other items
- Septic shock
If you suspect that you or a loved one has been the victim of a negligent misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or a failure to diagnose, speak with a knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney at Venardi Zurada as soon as possible to learn your options and preserve your rights. Medical malpractice cases can be difficult to prove, but the sooner you act, the stronger your case for recovery will be.
Dedicated and Effective Advice and Representation for Oakland Medical Misdiagnosis Victims
If you or someone you care about has been harmed by a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis by a negligent doctor, contact the experienced and detail-oriented Oakland medical misdiagnosis lawyers at Venardi Zurada, LLP. We can help you get through this difficult time, and we will aggressively pursue compensation for an incorrect or missed diagnosis. To arrange a free consultation, contact us online or call 925-937-3900. We have spent decades holding negligent doctors responsible for the harm they have caused our clients and their families.
You can be confident in relying on our zealous and effective Oakland litigators:
We have served Northern California for over 35 years.
Our attorneys have been honored with numerous accolades, including SuperLawyers, AV Rating, and Top 100 Trial Attorney Awards.
In our decades of legal service to the community, we have garnered a substantial reputation. We are respected by opposing counsel, feared by insurance companies, and followed by jurors.
We combine Big Firm experience with boutique office attention and care. Several of our attorneys have experience working for the biggest law firms in the country, including the most prominent maritime defense law firm. Our attorneys rely on that big-firm know-how but prefer the personal touch of a smaller firm, allowing us to provide individualized and attentive representation to each of our clients.
We’ve been through it, too. Attorney Mark Venardi had to personally deal with a medical malpractice injury he suffered at a time when he was working a blue-collar job on an offshore oil rig; he knows what it’s like to be a working man dealing with a personal injury. He built his way up to working for the biggest maritime defense firm in the country, before deciding to focus on helping people like himself who were hurt by negligence and mistreatment from others.
We like to fight for the underdog. Attorney Martin Zurada is an immigrant and the son of immigrants who tirelessly worked his way up through education and experience to attain the American dream. Even though he has served in large, high-level litigation law firms, he prefers helping clients directly, fighting against injustices, and securing victories for the little guy who has been wronged.
We win. We have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In our combined tenure, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients across our broad areas of practice.
We care first and foremost about our clients. We dedicate ourselves to serve each and every client personally, and we make ourselves available to our clients around the clock.
There is no cost to you until we win. If we don’t make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee. And all initial consultations are free of charge.
Dedicated Areas of Practice
We offer a wide range of litigation services for Oakland personal injury and employment law clients. Specifically, our areas of dedicated practice span the following issues:
Employment Law. California employers must assure proper pay to employees and comply with a variety of rules and regulations to prevent discrimination and unfair treatment of employees. We represent victims of wage and hour violations, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and any other form of California workplace mistreatment. If you believe you were treated inappropriately at work, we can help.
Personal Injury. If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence, you deserve compensation. That’s where we come in. As Oakland personal injury attorneys, we right the wrongs done to our clients. And we do it at our cost during the entire duration of your case. There is never any fee until we win. Give us a call if you have been hurt in a car accident, by a toxic spill or contamination, as a result of medical malpractice, due to abuse or neglect, in a maritime accident, by a vicious animal attack, or any other incident caused by someone else’s negligence.
The Sooner You Speak to an Attorney, the Stronger Your Chances for Recovery Will Become.
Contact the Oakland litigation attorneys at Venardi Zurada today, and let’s get started. We are available to talk any time, so whether you call, email or chat online, we’ll respond and set up an appointment to meet you. We have several Spanish speakers in the office and welcome the opportunity to cater our services to Oakland’s Spanish-speaking population. You pay no fee until we win for you, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our office for a free consultation. The sooner you call, the faster we can start getting results for you. Call 925-937-3900.