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It is common for hospital patients to undergo tests performed by doctors, surgeons and other medical professionals to better understand an injury or illness. When a doctor orders the wrong test, medical personnel often misdiagnose or fail to diagnose an underlying medical condition, potentially placing a patient’s life in jeopardy. Deratany & Kosner represents people whose health has been put at risk as a result of these unnecessary tests and other types of medical malpractice cases in Chicago and throughout Illinois.

When a patient undergoes the incorrect test, doctors are at risk of missing important risk factors that may indicate a disease, such as heart disease or cancer. Diagnosing such serious conditions early is a critical component of long-term care. This can lead to a patient being delayed appropriate care or result in a misdiagnosis, potentially leading to further complications.

An illness can’t be treated properly if it is not diagnosed. Ordering the wrong tests is a waste of time and money. More importantly, it’s a waste of your time. While doctors and other medical professionals are doing those tests and reviewing the results, your health may continue to decline.

When medical professionals negligently order the wrong tests and you suffer as a result, we believe they should be held responsible for their negligent actions.


The consequences of a wrong test being performed can be quite serious. Your illness can get worse and even become life-threatening. You may be unable to work. Medical expenses continue to increase. There can also be emotional and psychological effects, such as depression and stress.

The medical malpractice attorneys at Deratany & Kosner are dedicated to helping people who suffered as a result of a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis based on the wrong medical tests. When a medical professional’s negligence was the cause, we believe that person should have to pay.

All medical professionals are expected to give patients treatment that meets a generally accepted standard of care. This standard is defined by the medical community as a whole, and includes specific tests that should be ordered in certain conditions.

After an incorrect test results in a misdiagnosis or injury to a patient, hospitals are often quick to deny wrongdoing. That’s where our legal team can help. We’ll examine medical records and hospital data. We’ll pore over medical bills and other expenses. And we consult medical experts who can tell us if the tests were really necessary. We turn over every stone in pursuit of justice.


If we determine a doctor or other medical professional was negligent by ordering the wrong test, we can help you seek compensation for your injuries. This can include compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. It may also include damages for permanent disability, disfigurement, pain and suffering and emotional distress.

We seek the maximum compensation possible for our clients. If we can’t negotiate a favorable settlement with the insurance company, we will fight your case in court. We have a long track record with these types of cases, and we get results for clients.

If you’ve been injured as the result of the wrong medical test being performed, call one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys to learn your options. Call Deratany & Kosner at 800-529-7285. We offer a free case consultation.

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