Douglas J. Olcott, Medical Malpractice Attorney

Douglas J. Olcott - personal-injury-general - Super Lawyers

About Douglas J. Olcott

Bordas & Bordas, PLLC
420 Fourt Duquesne Blvd , One Gateway Ctr, FL 18, West Wing
Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 412-605-8554
Fax: 412-709-6343

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Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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[GRAPHIC: Ask Super Lawyers, Can I sue a doctor for a wrong diagnosis in Pennsylvania?, Attorney Douglas J. Olcott responds, THOMSON REUTERS]

Douglas J. Olcott: If your doctor has misdiagnosed your condition you may very well have a right for a medical malpractice claim. The standard in Pennsylvania is not; did my doctor do something that I wasn’t happy with? It’s did the doctor’s standard of care deviate from what is accepted in the medical profession.

A misdiagnosis or a wrong diagnosis is just one of several areas of malpractice that our firm handles. The issue with a misdiagnosis from a doctor is; did that misdiagnosis cause you any additional harm. If you have a misdiagnosis and it goes untreated and you go to your doctor a few days later and now because of that misdiagnosis they have to do something different, that is a case, that’s the difference in a misdiagnosis.

Did the misdiagnosis cause me to endure something different than I would have needed anyway, or is it simply, I may have been delayed in my treatment but the treatment is the same?

[GRAPHIC: Ask Super Lawyers, Douglas J. Olcott, Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. Pennsylvania, 800-777-4081, dallashartman.com, THOMSON REUTERS]

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