Failure To Diagnose

At the Odom Law Firm, our Northwest Arkansas personal injury lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience representing area residents injured in accidents. From our Fayetteville law offices, established in 1982, we serve clients across the country. Whether you have been catastrophically injured in a truck accident or as a result of a defective product, we can help you hold the responsible party accountable and recover the compensation you deserve.


When you bring complaints of pain or other symptoms of medical conditions to the attention of an emergency room (ER) doctor, your family doctor or a specialist, you rightfully expect that health care provider to take you seriously. You expect your physician to diligently look into all explanations for your discomfort or irregularities by:
  • Asking the right questions
  • Ordering appropriate diagnostic tests
  • Applying knowledge and skills to a timely analysis of test results and accurate diagnosis
  • Keeping you informed after lab test results have been received
Did your doctor, health clinic or hospital skip an important step in the diagnosis process? Was the result that your condition worsened? Do you now face serious challenges that could have been avoided? Perhaps you need further health treatments, you cannot work and/or you have a fatal prognosis that could have been prevented with timely intervention. Perhaps it is your family member who is now in very serious condition after a health care provider failed to diagnose a medical condition in a timely manner. Talk to a medical malpractice attorney at Odom Law Firm in northwest Arkansas to schedule a consultation if you face serious repercussions because of undiagnosed and improperly treated:
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Cancer
  • Meningitis
  • Appendicitis
Your "failure to diagnose" case may mean that a claim or lawsuit should be brought against a hospital or pharmacy. Perhaps a hospital did not properly refer a patient for surgery, or did not refer a patient to a different facility when his or her worsening condition was outside the scope of that hospital's expertise. A lab error or emergency room error may have been the cause of irreversible harm to a patient. Whether the negligent party was a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or health care organization (such as a clinic or hospital), it is important to get legal counsel sooner rather than later if medical malpractice has occurred.

Odom Law Firm is prepared to work hard evaluating the facts of your medical malpractice claim. We are selective about the cases we take on. If we represent you, our goal will be to maximize the value of your claim. You will know that we are giving your case the attention it deserves.


Failure to diagnose cancer in time can mean that a patient loses the opportunity for timely, effective treatment. If you wonder whether you have a strong medical malpractice claim, contact us online or call our office locally at 479-935-8425 or toll free at 866-935-2070 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers.

Our personal injury and medical malpractice cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing unless you recover compensation.
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