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Q:
What is failure to diagnose as it relates to a Georgia medical malpractice claim?

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The failure to diagnose is a form of medical malpractice in which a doctor or physician fails to diagnose a patient's disease or condition. When there is a failure to diagnose a medical condition, the condition may progress to stages that are untreatable, require more invasive treatments, or create new or worsened medical conditions. For instance, if a doctor fails to diagnose a patient's case of prostate cancer, and as a result the cancer spreads to other parts of the patient's body, then the doctor may be guilty of a failure to diagnose.

If a Georgia physician has failed to diagnose your condition or disease, and you've experienced further injury as a result, you may be eligible for compensation in a Georgia medical malpractice claim. In a Georgia medical malpractice claim, you may be compensated for your physical, emotional, and financial hardships that have occurred. To learn more about filing a Georgia medical malpractice claim, you can get the professional help of a Fulton County medical malpractice attorney.

In a Georgia medical malpractice claim related to a failure to diagnose, you may claim damages for: 

  • medical expenses that you incurred as a result of the failure;
  • future medical expenses related to your injuries;
  • any pain you have suffered;
  • any wages you have lost because of an inability to work; and
  • the loss of earning capacity. 


The failure to diagnose a condition or disease can have devastating consequences. As the victim of medical malpractice in Georgia, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn't you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case - 404-474-0804

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