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Philadelphia Laboratory Error Lawyer

Patients rely on their doctors to make accurate, prompt diagnosis. Doctors rely on laboratories to accurately perform diagnostic testing in a timely manner. Modern medicine is only as good as it is because of the advanced diagnostic testing that healthcare providers are able to carry out. When a lab makes an error that leads to a patient’s misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, the third party lab, and potentially the hospital or clinic, can be held liable by a medical malpractice claim. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, future cost of care, pain and suffering, and much more. To learn about your options for justice, the experienced Philadelphia laboratory error lawyer at The Villari Firm, PLLC is here to help you get started by establishing fault where fault is due.

Who is Liable for the Error, the Lab or the Doctor?

Healthcare providers use in-house labs and/or third party labs such as Quest and LabCorp to perform blood, biopsy, urine, fecal, and other testing. No matter what party conducted the test, a lab error is an unacceptable delay in a patient’s treatment or incorrect treatment that can lead to real harm. Healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, and lab technicians, have a duty to provide accurate test results, and when an error does occur, these same healthcare providers have a responsibility to recognize their mistake and order more testing. As such, there may be multiple negligent parties in your case. We will work diligently to prove fault wherever wrongdoing has occurred, and hold all liable parties accountable.

Examples of Lab Error Negligence

Laboratory errors often lead to misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or a complete failure to diagnose the patient with the potentially serious condition from which they are suffering. Examples of laboratory negligence include the following:

  • Performing the Wrong Test
  • Mislabeling Samples
  • Losing Test Results
  • Failure to Accurately Interpret Results
  • Failure to Communicate Results to Doctors
  • Failure to Follow Up with Patients
  • Contaminating Results
  • False Negative Result
  • False Positive Result
  • Record Errors
  • Error Drawing Blood/Taking the Sample From the Patient

Many illnesses and injuries require prompt identification and treatment before the condition quickly worsens and treatment options, and outcomes, become limited—heart disease, stroke, cancer, and various communicable diseases are just a few examples. A lab or hospital can be held accountable for any damages a patient suffers because of such a delay in diagnosis or treatment.

Contact a Philadelphia Laboratory Error Lawyer Today

Patients who suffer harm because of a laboratory error can seek compensation through a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. Damages you may be eligible to claim include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of joy of life, emotional distress, and more. It can be incredibly difficult and time consuming to prove how such a lab error occurred. Even recovering the medical and lab records can be a challenge, which is why it is necessary to work with an experienced Philadelphia laboratory lawyer at The Villari Firm. Contact us today at 215-372-8889 for a free consultation.

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