Misdiagnosis – Building a Strong Claim

Have you been misdiagnosed by a doctor or other medical professional?

Misdiagnosis can occur from a doctor’s failure to order the appropriate diagnostic test, failure to review the test data, failure to interpret the tests correctly or failure to refer to an appropriate specialist or physician for follow-up.

Many diagnostic tools are readily available today; however, the misuse or lack of use of these tools, along with the failure to promptly review AND correctly interpret the results, may narrow the window of opportunity to provide effective treatment.

If you suspect that someone was negligent in conducting tests or reviewing results you deserve to know what happened and if you have a case. Dr. Sawyer will review your case and share everything he uncovers with you so that you have a clear picture of the situation. If we agree to represent you, be assured that we will invest the necessary resources to present a powerful and persuasive case on your behalf. These reviews can be very expensive, but we pay all of those costs. We only claim reimbursement for attorney’s fees if we succeed in your case. If we decline your case, or do not succeed, you will not be required to pay those costs.

Sample List of Misdiagnosis:

  • Delayed diagnosis of cancer
  • Delayed diagnosis of stroke
  • Misdiagnosis of infection
  • Misdiagnosis of joint problem
  • Misdiagnosis of spine problem

If you don’t see the type of case you feel you may have in the list above, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us regardless; we may be able to help. Contact our office to arrange a free consolation and case review. We serve clients throughout the State of California.

Russell W. Sawyer, MD, JD

131A Stony Circle, Ste 500,
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone: (707) 888-1118|

Fax: (707) 657-7666


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If you believe you or a family member have suffered a personal injury or medical mishap, or if a loved one has died in such a mishap call (707) 888-1118 for a free no-obligation initial case review or follow the link below.