Charleston, IL Misdiagnosis Lawyers

Failures to Diagnose, Delayed Diagnoses & Misdiagnoses of Illnesses/Injuries

Studies show that medical misdiagnosis is a contributing factor to approximately 20% of all fatal illnesses. Medical misdiagnosis in non-fatal cases can also have serious consequences, including the waste of time and money for the patient. It can also result in a patient being exposed to treatments, tests, therapies, and medications with serious side effects, for problems they do not have.

If you were misdiagnosed, your diagnosis was delayed, or your doctor failed to diagnose your illness or injury altogether, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice action.

We will need to prove:

  • Your doctor owed you a duty of care;
  • This duty of care was breached because the doctor failed to act as a reasonable healthcare professional would have in the same or similar circumstances; and
  • You suffered quantifiable harm as a result.

Contact our Charleston, IL medical misdiagnosis attorneys at (217) 394-5885 today.

You Can Only Be Properly Treated if You Are Properly Diagnosed

Proper diagnosis is the first essential step in the treatment process. In order to correctly diagnose a problem, a physician must first correctly obtain all necessary information. For a physician to properly evaluate a patient, a physician must follow generally accepted means and methods. A physician must be familiar with potential symptoms, perform available tests and diagnostic procedures, and order and review necessary images, such as an X-ray or MRI. Referral to a specialist may also be warranted.

When a physician fails to act in accordance with the set standards of their field, this may be considered an act of medical malpractice. Even missing the proper signs for a short period of time can have major and devastating effects on a patient’s life, particularly when dealing with cancer, heart conditions, aneurysms, or other conditions that must be treated as quickly as possible.

Helping Clients Across Central & Southern Illinois & St. Louis, MO in Misdiagnosis Cases

There are many types of medical conditions that can be misdiagnosed, and many circumstances in which a physician may fail to act within the standards of their field. The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm has the experience to assist you or a loved one in determining whether there has been a medical misdiagnosis in your case. Our Charleston, IL misdiagnosis lawyers are experienced, compassionate, and ready to fight for you.

Contact us at (217) 394-5885 for more information about our firm and how we can help you.


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    We will fight for a just outcome on your behalf, and won’t give up in the face of difficult or unexpected challenges.
  • A Record of Proven Results
    Over our hundred years of combined legal experience, we have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients.
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    When attorneys need an attorney, they call us. Over 200 attorneys routinely refer clients to our capable & qualified team.
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    We genuinely care about the outcome of your case & commit to standing by your side every step of the way. 

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    Our attorneys are committed to actively listening to our clients and to setting realistic, justifiable expectations.

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If you are interested in learning more about our law firm or want to schedule a free case evaluation, we encourage you to get in touch with our team today.


Millions Recovered For Our Clients
  • Hospital Negligence $5,400,000 Settlement

    Settlement involving the failure of doctors at an east-central Illinois hospital to diagnose and treat a brain abscess.

  • Medical Malpractice $4,000,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a medical malpractice claim in downstate Illinois.

  • Medical Malpractice $2,100,000 Settlement

    Settlement for North Central Illinois medical malpractice case.

  • Negligent Care $1,750,000 Verdict

    Verdict for a case involving negligent podiatric care provided to the manager of a fast food restaurant.

  • Hospital Negligence $1,245,000 Settlement

    Settlement for the failure by emergency room doctors to diagnose occluded carotid arteries and the stroke suffered by the patient as a result.

  • Medical Malpractice $1,000,000 Settlement
  • Hospital Negligence Resulting in Death of a Veteran $975,000 Settlement
  • Medical Negligence $650,000 Settlement
  • Medical Malpractice $375,000 Settlement
  • Medical Malpractice $300,000 Settlement

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