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Failure to Diagnose

Failure to Diagnose Attorney in Hawaii

Malpractice Lawsuits Over Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

A physician must properly diagnose a condition in order to treat it. Obtaining the right diagnosis is critical when it comes to receiving the correct treatment. When a doctor fails to comply with the standards of practice for diagnosing a particular medical problem, the patient may be entitled to compensation for any resulting injuries or illnesses.

As an example, doctors occasionally fail to diagnose patients who have had a stroke or are undergoing other cardiac ailments. Physicians are expected to know the symptoms of stroke and heart attack (myocardial infarction) in order to properly diagnose and provide treatment.

Sometimes, medical conditions are simply difficult to diagnose. Your doctor has a duty of care to you to use every means necessary in order to diagnose your condition. When they fail to do so, they can be held accountable for the resulting damages.

Your Right to Compensation

If you informed your doctor of all your symptoms truthfully and your doctor misdiagnosed or failed to diagnose your condition, you may be entitled to compensation for your worsened medical condition.

You may qualify for compensation to cover injury-related expenses and losses such as:

  • Hospitalization
  • Medical treatment and care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Lost income
  • Rehabilitation
  • Home care

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP has extensive experience fighting for clients in medical malpractice lawsuits over diagnosic errors. We are a respected personal injury firm that will vigorously pursue any monetary damages you are due.

Speak with a Medical Diagnostic Error Attorney About Your Case

Failure to diagnose a medical problem can lead to more severe health consequences, as well as long-term disabilities and even death. When a patient has died from medical malpractice, surviving family members can file a wrongful death claim to cover funeral expenses, as well as loss of support and loss of companionship. Our firm provides trusted representation in wrongful death cases, and will ensure your rights to compensation are protected.

If you believe you or your loved one suffered as a result of misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis, our Hawaii lawyers are here to help. Contact us to request your free consultation.

Nationally Recognized Law Firm

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Invitation-only organization of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Former President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, limited to the top 500 trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • Super Lawyers 2020
    Super Lawyers 2020

    James S. Bostwick and Erik L. Peterson have been named top-rated medical malpractice attorneys.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    An invitation-only group of top trial lawyers in the nation.

    ~Hawaii Chapter~

  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
    American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

    James Bostwick is a nationally certified medical malpractice specialist and founding member.

  • The Best Lawyers in America
    The Best Lawyers in America

    Recognized since its inception in 1983 by this peer-reviewed publication, comprised of the best legal talent in the world.

  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms

    Recognized for professional excellence with impressive ratings from clients and peers.

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    James Bostwick & Erik Peterson are listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    An exclusive group limited to less than 1% of U.S. attorneys who have won multi-million dollar results.

  • Lawdragon

    James Bostwick inducted into the Hall of Fame and featured among the Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America.


Why Choose Bostwick & Peterson, LLP?

  • James Bostwick Is A Nationally Certified Specialist By The American Board Of Professional Liability
  • Included In The List Of "Best Lawyers In America" By U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Since Its Inception In 1983
  • James Bostwick Received The Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award Of Merit"
  • Invite-Only Member Of The Inner Circle of Advocates, Limited To The Nation’s Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers
  • Record-Setting Verdicts & Settlements In Four States, For Malpractice, Truck, And Auto Accidents
  • Best Lawyers® Trial Lawyer Of The Year In 2012

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