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Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorneys

When a delayed diagnosis of any kind leads to a serious injury or harm, it may be medical malpractice. You have questions – did the doctors make a mistake? Should they have diagnosed my condition sooner? 

The Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorneys of Lupetin & Unatin are dedicated to helping people answer these questions and get the justice they deserve.

Medical Malpractice FAQ

Types Of Delayed Diagnosis Cases We Handle

The rule of thumb for many serious conditions is sooner diagnosis and treatment is better than later.  Because time is of the essence, doctors are taught how to recognize early signs and symptoms of potentially deadly conditions of all types, from infection to heart and vascular disease.  
A medical malpractice case based on delayed diagnosis may be rooted in miscommunication between healthcare providers or simply oversight. The common thread is usually a missed warning sign such as lab result, a radiology study, or physical exam finding which raises a red flag for a serious medical condition. Careful doctors and nurses recognize the red flags and act immediately. When healthcare providers fail to put the pieces together, patients may lose their window of opportunity for successful treatment. Unfortunately, this type of delay in diagnosis can result in permanent loss of limb or loss of life.


Pediatric scoliosis is a medical condition that involves an abnormal curvature of the spine in children. While many cases are mild, if left untreated, scoliosis can lead to significant physical deformity, pain, and other health complications.


Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is a rare and often underdiagnosed condition that predominantly affects women, with pregnant and postpartum women being at particular risk.

Understanding the risks, diagnostic challenges, and potential legal recourse is vital for affected families.


Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can quickly turn life-threatening if not promptly diagnosed and treated. For families impacted by a delay in meningitis diagnosis or treatment, understanding the potential consequences and legal rights is paramount.  

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