The early treatment of serious medical conditions always increases the likelihood of a successful outcome. But when a physician fails to properly diagnose your medical condition, precious time for early treatment can be lost. Unfortunately you or your loved one may not receive the medical treatment the condition requires until it is far too late. The failure to diagnose one’s medical condition correctly can result in lifelong pain, suffering, and sometimes even death. If you are in this situation, contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney immediately. A Tampa failure to diagnose lawyer from Distasio Law Firm could help you seek compensation for the full-extent of your losses.

Common Conditions That Are Misdiagnosed

The conditions most commonly misdiagnosed by physicians include:

  • Lupus
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lyme disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

This is because these conditions often mimic other diseases and as a result, patients are commonly misdiagnosed and treated for the wrong condition. Obviously, if you are given the wrong treatment or medication for your condition, the condition worsens, and harmful side effects are usually experienced from taking the wrong course of treatment. While most physicians truly care about their patients, mistakes can still be made. Unfortunately, most physicians will not freely admit their errors directly to their patients, fearing lawsuits and the possible loss of their practice or license. That is why it is crucial to reach out to a tenacious Tampa failure to diagnose attorney who will fight for you.

Damages for a Failure to Diagnose

More than ever, physicians are now being held to a very high standard of professionalism and care under the law to properly diagnose a patient’s medical condition. Over time, the law has evolved to provide misdiagnosed patients legal recourse to recover compensation for unnecessary pain, suffering and even death from a medical practitioner’s failure to correctly diagnose a serious medical condition. The failure to diagnose and treat a medical condition can often result in clearly measurable damages and gives rise to a legal cause of action against those responsible.

Damages are measured by many factors including the loss of current, past and future income, the loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and other incidental costs which arise from the negligent diagnosis of your condition. Average compensation awarded in other similar cases is also used as a measure to determine how much an aggrieved patient may be awarded in a Tampa medical malpractice case arising from a failure to diagnose.

The Distasio Law Firm Difference

How do you know if you have hired the best Tampa misdiagnosis lawyer? The simplest way to know is to find a lawyer that has all the below characteristics.

Knowledge and Experience Handling Misdiagnosis Negligence Cases

Your lawyer should not only know Florida medical malpractice law. That lawyer should also have years of experience handling doctor error and failure to diagnose cases. Scott Distasio has been handling these cases for over 27 years. His years of experience investigating, negotiating, settling, filing lawsuits, taking depositions, and going to trial will absolutely make a difference in your case.

Independent Verification of the Lawyers Ability

All attorneys claim they know what they are doing. Their marketing materials may also be persuasive. But you will only know the truth about that lawyer if the lawyer is rated by respected independent non-biased rating systems. Scott Distasio has an “AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell law Directory. This is the highest rating an attorney can receive for both ability and ethics. Scott Distasio is also Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Trial law. To achieve this accomplishment a lawyer must have tried a minimum number of cases to a jury and pass a competency exam. Less than 1% of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified.

Willingness and Ability to Go to Trial

Not all personal injury cases go to trial. The truth is most cases settle. But if your case does need to go to trial it’s important to hire a law firm that has the experience, resources and ability to try your case. Scott Distasio is a board certified civil trial lawyer. This gives him the right to call himself an expert trial lawyer.

Enlist the Help of a Tampa Failure to Diagnose Attorney

At Distasio Law Firm, we truly care about whether or not you receive the proper medical care you or your loved one should have. If you believe you have been the victim of negligence in the diagnosis of a medical condition, please contact us today. We will review your case and medical file, and our experts will analyze whether or not you are entitled to compensation under the law. We fully understand the nuances of Florida’s medical malpractice law and our staff will do everything possible to help you recover the maximum compensation afforded by the law.

No matter what your medical condition is, if you have been harmed because of a practitioner’s negligence or failure to diagnose your condition, we are here to help. Of course, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you, so please contact us today to schedule an appointment with a Tampa failure to diagnose lawyer so that we can help you recover the compensation and treatment you deserve.


Our main office is here in Downtown Tampa, Florida in the Channelside neighborhood. Office in Wesley Chapel and Largo are available by appointment only.

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