Physician Negligence

Cleveland Physician Negligence Attorney

Serving Cleveland & Surrounding Communities

The doctor-patient relationship depends on trust—trust that the physician will communicate clearly, will take the correct steps in treating an illness, and will diagnose medical problems in a timely way so that effective treatment can begin. Most doctors honor that trust by putting patient their safety first. When a doctor makes decisions that endanger the patient, we need to hold him or her accountable to help improve the system, because without accountability, there cannot be responsibility.

Whether by misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis—where the patient will receive incorrect treatment or no treatment at all—or by making avoidable mistakes in surgery, prescriptions or treatment, carelessness can have a significant negative effect on the medical outcome and the patient's quality of life. Our team at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP can help you.

Patient Safety Comes First. Our Lawyers Help Improve the System.

Physician negligence can be devastating. If this has happened to you or a loved one, it is important to seek the advice and counsel of an experienced physician negligence lawyer. An attorney can explain your options and determine whether you are able to file a lawsuit against the physician. Contact Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP if you have been injured or lost a loved one because of physician negligence, or read below for more information.

A Message from Firm Partner Dennis R. Lansdowne

If you have been injured by the failure of a physician to diagnose your illness or condition, it is important to work with an attorney who can make complex medical issues understandable to a jury. Every case is unique—every client is unique—and we help our clients get answers about what happened and what should have happened. Most doctors are capable, safe people. When a doctor chooses to cut corners, though, he or she is responsible for answering to the injuries that carelessness causes. Especially given that insurance companies generally pay for the verdict, people should feel confident that their fight is going to help improve the system, not hurt it.

Learn About a Case Involving Physician Malpractice

We advocate for clients whose physicians were negligent and failed to order the correct diagnostic tests, failed to interpret test results correctly or failed to offer the accepted treatment for the illness or condition.

Our misdiagnosis cases include:

  • Breast cancer misdiagnosis
  • Lung cancer misdiagnosis
  • Renal cancer misdiagnosis
  • Colon cancer misdiagnosis
  • Prostate cancer misdiagnosis
  • Cervical cancer misdiagnosis
  • Compartment syndrome misdiagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis case example
  • Hospital-caused infections
  • Aneurysm misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism
  • Misdiagnosis/delayed diagnosis of heart attack
  • Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis of cancer

The Truth About Malpractice Insurance

Many patients are reluctant to sue their doctors. They may have built up a relationship over many years and are hesitant to inflict financial damage on someone they like. We counsel clients about the malpractice insurance that all doctors carry for this very reason—to provide a remedy to patients who are harmed by their negligent mistakes and errors. Not only does filing a claim give the patient some redress, but it also helps the doctor avoid similar mistakes in the future. By initiating a medical malpractice lawsuit, you may be protecting other patients.

Contact us for a free consultation at (216) 600-0114 if physician negligence delayed a diagnosis of one of these illnesses or conditions, or if a misdiagnosis delayed treatment.

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