Failure to Diagnose2018-06-14T13:46:12+00:00

FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE AND MISDIAGNOSIS

 

NEW YORK CITY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYERS

 

NEW YORK CITY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYERS

Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose an illness can have grave consequences.  Remember the guy that went to the hospital with Ebola and they sent him home!  Medical professionals have a duty to investigate thoroughly when symptoms are presented.  They have a duty to the patient and to the Community.  The wrong diagnosis will not bring you the care you need in a timely manner and might even make things worse.  Here are some common examples of when misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can be very serious:

  • Delayed diagnosis of cancer can make treatment more complicated and might even prevent survival
  • Failure to detect heart conditions can lead to a heart attack
  • Failure to diagnose meningitis at an early state might render it impossible to treat
  • Sending a patient home with a serious infection such as sepsis.

These cases are complicated.  First, it must be determined that the disease could have been detected at an earlier stage.  The medical records are examined to see if the proper tests were done.  If tests were taken such as cat scans and MRI’s attorneys look to see whether they were properly read.

NEW YORK CITY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYERS

If you believe you might be a victim of a doctor’s misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose your illness, it’s a very good idea to take advantage of our free consultation at the Queens offices of Wittenstein & Wittenstein to determine whether or not this is true.  You may have a claim or you may not.  Either way you get closure on the issue rather than pondering it endlessly.  It doesn’t hurt to know.  Please call us at 718-261-8114 to make an appointment.