Laboratory Mistakes and Errors
When Are Laboratory Errors Medical Malpractice?
You and your doctor depend on medical tests to determine if you have certain medical conditions. Appropriate medical test results can determine your medical treatment. But, errors do happen with laboratory tests. They may miss signs of cancer. A disease or medical condition may go undiagnosed. These issues can include, but are not limited to:
– A pathologist’s oversight or cytologist’s error can mean a failure to diagnose cancer.
– Wrongful death resulting from missing crucial signs of disease
When we investigate laboratory errors, we look carefully at processes and procedures. Does the lab focus on speed or quantity rather than accuracy? Are doctors and scientists reviewing the results? Are unqualified lab assistants making determinations that can affect life and death?
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble for Help.
The attorneys at O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble have years and years of experience dealing with medical malpractice cases involving laboratory errors. We have handled cases against the biggest laboratories in the country, including LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics. In one wrongful birth case we handled, a mother went to a specialist to determine if her fetus had a rare genetic disorder. The medical testing company failed to do the test and the doctor failed to notice the omission. The baby was born with myotubular myopathy. The jury awarded $28 million to the family.
O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Attorneys have the medical knowledge and extensive expertise handling cases involving laboratory errors. If a laboratory error harmed you or a loved one, talk to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer at O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble. Contact us online or call at 1-908-928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817