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What are the risks of misdiagnosis?

In Illinois, patients like you put your health and lives into the hands of medical professionals every day. Unfortunately, even medical professionals can make mistakes, which is where the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid.

When medical professionals make mistakes, it can be traumatizing or even life-threatening to you. A misdiagnosis can prevent medical professionals from seeing what's really wrong with you at best, which can lead to issues festering before they're finally caught and dealt with. At worst, it may result in you undergoing treatment that isn't necessary, which may have harmful side effects that could have been avoided.

Failure to diagnose occurs when you have an issue that is overlooked by the doctor (or doctors) that you are seeing. For example, if you're having trouble breathing, you may go to a general practitioner or lung specialist. They may not find anything to be wrong with you, even though you actually have some type of infection. If left unchecked, this infection may cause permanent scarring to the lungs, or could even result in death depending on severity.

These are the kinds of situations that delayed or improper diagnosis can affect in a negative way. While everyone makes mistakes, missing something as crucial as an illness or injury can lead to long-term complications or premature death in some cases. If you believe yourself to be a victim of medical malpractice in the form of negligence, you may wish to look into these cases more. You can do so by visiting our web page, linked above.

  1. "Committed To My Cause"

    I was struck by a car while cycling and severely, almost fatally injured. A team of excellent medical professionals performed complicated and extensive surgical and medical procedures as part of a successful effort to restore my health....
    -Jeff D.

  2. "Could not have made a better choice"

    We found Mark [Mathys] through the web after an auto accident in October 2011. While selecting someone you don't know to represent you can be a gamble, we could not have made a better choice....
    - Dave

  3. "Very satisfied"

    Mark [Mathys] is very professional. He responds almost immediately, via email, to any question, comment or concern I have and if he is not able to respond right away, he will let me know. I have been very satisfied with Mark so far and I am happy to be his client.
    -Jennifer

  4. "Easy to talk to"

    Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid were very professional and easy to talk to. Prior to working with them, my wife and I had no real experience with the legal system beyond a house closing, yet Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid explained the whole process to us very well. I knew that whenever I had a concern about our case or the legal system in general I could call their office or send an email and receive answers the same day... -Larry

  5. "Provided very wise advice"

    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.
    - Tyler D.

  6. "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.
    - Karen K.

  7. "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends. -Dan H.

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