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      Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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    • JJ Timmons
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      J. J. Timmons graduated from Mercer Law School in 2000. He spent many years thereafter doing insurance defense work in general liability and workers’ compensation for several insurance companies and a major automobile manufacturer. He eventually realized that he was working on the wrong side and has been representing plaintiffs and injured workers for the last seven years.

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    • Zahra Jacobs
      Zahra Jacobs
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      Zahra has a background in Project Management and Change Management with 18 years of experience in financial services. Throughout her career Zahra has implemented large scale transformation initiatives of processes and applications keeping people at the forefront. Zahra is very driven and solutions oriented and cares about people. She is also bilingual. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband, beautiful daughter, and their many pets (2 dogs, and 3 cats).

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      Angie Hemmings joined Scott Pryor Law just last year, and has already made her mark on the Firm. Her previous employment on staff at a local church prepared Angie for her current role in client relations and marketing. Meeting prospective clients, checking in regularly with current clients, and staying in touch with former clients are what Angie is passionate about. She wants you to know that you and your family are important to her.

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      Mr. Abad is an expert with over eighteen years of experience in the legal field, holds numerous degrees, and is bilingual. Over his career, Mr. Abad had the pleasure of training attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and office staff on legal issues and procedures. He has also taught Introduction to Law and Legal Research and Writing as an adjunct professor at Gwinnett College. He has served in the U.S. Army, and has served with the United Nations in Macedonia as a U.N. Peacekeeper.

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    • Kianna Lanier
      Kianna Lanier
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      Having recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Political Science, Kianna Lanier has long term goals to pursue a career as an attorney. She first recognized her interest in law through her studies in journalism which allowed her to build proficient writing skills. From there she was able to secure multiple internships where she acquired immense knowledge in legal research.

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    • Amanda Wood
      Amanda Wood
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      Amanda is a great recent addition to the Scott Pryor Law team, and is making a difference daily with her great organizational skills and tenacity.  A transplant to Georgia, she moved to Gwinnett county about six years ago with her husband, two children, and two dogs. When not at work, she enjoys reading, crafting, spending time with her family, and spoiling her new grandbaby.

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Personal Injury Law: Failure to Diagnose

Failure to diagnose (also known as misdiagnosis) a medical condition is the number one most common medical malpractice claim. It accounts for over 40% if all cases filed and it means the physician failed to identify and then appropriately treat a medical condition. This might have occurred because the doctor failed to recognize the problem at all, or he or she misidentified the problem to be one thing when in fact it was something else entirely.

How does a misdiagnosis happen?

Misdiagnosis can happen for many reasons. Sometimes it occurs from an improper physical examination by the doctor. Other times the doctor simply failed to recognize indications of the problem or wasn’t paying close enough attention to the patient’s complaints. A failure to diagnose can also occur when the doctor misinterprets test results or fails to provide adequate follow up care, including following up on test results. Sometimes it occurs when the doctor fails to perform regular screenings, specifically in the high-risk patient population.

Most common misdiagnosed conditions

Some of the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions that turn into medical malpractice claims later on include:

  • Allergies
  • Diabetic reactions
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Meningitis
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Lyme Disease

Why you need an attorney

Medical malpractice cases involving failure to diagnose are complex. The patient bears the burden to prove the problem should have and would have been diagnosed by a doctor practicing in the same area who was presented with the same set of circumstances. Without having a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney you stand little chance of winning your claim. A personal injury lawyer’s role is to protect your legal interest and maximize the amount of any settlement or jury verdict you will receive from the case.

You deserve to get the best possible compensation for the doctor’s failure to diagnose which ultimately harmed you. If you have been the victim of a physician’s misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a condition and have suffered serious harm, contact a personal injury lawyer right away.

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