Pursuing Diagnostic Error Claims Against Hospitals and Physicians

Evaluating Viability of Claims, Collecting and Examining Medical Evidence, and Assessing Causation and Damages

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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This CLE webinar will provide personal injury counsel with a review of the latest trends in diagnostic error claims against hospitals and physicians. The panel will explain best practices for evaluating claims, collecting and examining medical and other supporting documentation, and addressing causation and damages challenges.


A recent study of medical malpractice claims by Johns Hopkins University shows that diagnostic errors are the most common, severe and costly medical mistakes for hospitals and physician practices. They are more likely to cause patient death or disability and generate significant med mal claims payments.

Common errors include the failure to recognize the existence of an illness, misdiagnosis, unreasonable delay in determining the nature of an illness and proper course of treatment, failure to order appropriate tests or improper execution of the tests by the technician, and misreading test results.

Personal injury attorneys face a number of challenges when pursuing claims for diagnostic errors, including obtaining the most appropriate and beneficial supporting documenation and proving that the diagnostic error led to the plaintiff's injury or death.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses common types of claims, how to handle medical records and other supporting documents, overcoming hurdles related to proof, and how to assess damages.



  1. Common types of diagnostic errors
  2. Collecting and evaluating medical documentation
  3. Proof issues
  4. Assessing damages


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • Which types of diagnostic errors are most frequently the basis of personal injury claims?
  • What types of evidence and supporting medical documentation are key to succeeding in medical malpractice claims over diagnostic errors?
  • What proof challenges do plaintiff attorneys face when pursuing claims for diagnostic errors?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Armand Leone, Jr., M.D., Esq.
Armand Leone, Jr., M.D., Esq.

Britcher Leone & Roth

Mr. Leone is a Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist and attorney. He concentrates his practice on medical...  |  Read More

Douglas S. Grossbart, M.D., Esq.
Douglas S. Grossbart, M.D., Esq.

Seigel Capozzi Law Firm

Mr. Grossbart is a physician-attorney specializing in medical malpractice, brain injury, product liability and other...  |  Read More

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