Misdiagnosis & Failure to Diagnose

You rely on your physician to identify any condition and its severity and to recommend a course of treatment. When a physician or other medical professional fails to offer a proper diagnosis or delays in offering a diagnosis, you lose precious time. Opportunities for intervention may be missed. Your condition may progress to a point where it is far more severe and possibly untreatable.

We cannot bring back the time you have lost. But we can guide you through the legal options available to secure the resources you need to pursue recovery. Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP counsel have expertise in cases involving misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis.

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

Medical professionals, including doctors, nurses and others involved in patient care, have a responsibility to uphold defined standards of care. Misdiagnosis can include situations such as nurses not recognizing the onset of infection in a hospital or long-term care setting, or doctors failing to recognize early signs of potentially terminal conditions. Delaying diagnosis of cancer, heart disease and other maladies may delay necessary treatment, with severe results.

Thorough expert investigation and analysis of the medical evidence are necessary for a misdiagnosis lawsuit to succeed. The Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP legal team has the resources and experience to uncover what happened in your case, to offer our recommendations on the best course of legal action, and to guide you through the legal process.

Medical Negligence Lawyers In Toronto

At Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP, our focus is litigation. James Newland, is well-known for his medical malpractice work. A significant component of James' practice relates to complex personal injury and medical negligence cases — in one such case, James recovered a verdict after trial of $6.2 million. James also has extensive experience in the area of medical class actions and mass torts, primarily relating to defective health products.

In every case we take, we apply our knowledge of medical treatment and experience with medical malpractice claims to offer you effective, personal advocacy. We work with people throughout Ontario who have suffered misdiagnoses.

To learn more about how we can help in cases of failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis, contact us at 416‑599‑7900 or online for a free initial consultation.