Failure to Diagnose

In diagnosing and treating illnesses and chronic conditions, doctors are expected to follow standard treatment protocols. If a doctor fails to conduct certain blood tests, MRI / CAT scans, or follow-up on new symptoms, he or she could fail to diagnose a serious condition.

Cancer and other serious diseases are often treatable if caught early. A patient's outlook and prognosis are much worse when a mistake by a doctor, nurse, radiologist or other medical professional results in a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose cancer, heart attack, stroke or other serious condition. Unfortunately, doctor's failure to diagnose can result in a needless death or serious impairment.

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At the New York law office off Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, our failure to diagnose attorneys consult medical experts and health care specialists who identify violations of standard treatment protocols and general negligence on the part of doctors. We, along with medical experts, review a patient's medical records, symptoms, and medical history. We point out what tests should have been run and uncover test results that should have resulted in further follow up in diagnosing life-threatening or fatal conditions.

If you have suffered serious medical complications or have lost a family member due to negligence on the part of a doctor who failed to properly diagnose a medical condition, call us at 866-502-9091 for a free case evaluation. For more than 45 years, our law firm has been getting results for injured New Yorkers.

When Failure To Diagnose Leads To Serious Injury Or Death

Failure to diagnose an illness, injury or negative treatment reaction can be much more than inconvenient. It can result in serious injury or death. Do not take chances with your health and well-being. If you think you may have been misdiagnosed, get a second opinion. If you know you were misdiagnosed, consult an attorney.

Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions

When you are ill or just feel like something isn't right, you trust medical professionals to make the proper diagnosis and provide the treatment you need to get better. If you have been hurt due to a delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis of an illness, you may be entitled to significant compensation.

Our law office represents clients in medical malpractice cases involving a delayed diagnosis of a serious condition or failure to diagnose altogether. Common conditions that may be misdiagnosed or become worse because of a delayed diagnosis include:

  • Meningitis
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Infections
  • Diabetic reaction
  • Allergic reaction
  • Gastro-parasitic condition
  • Lyme's disease

We aggressively pursue maximum compensation for our clients. You can trust us to keep you fully informed of your options as your case progresses.

Failure To Diagnose Cancer

Many types of cancer and other illnesses are treatable, and often curable, if caught during the early stages. Unfortunately, when a doctor misdiagnoses or fails to diagnose the cancer, it can cause significant illness and suffering.

Being diagnosed with cancer is frightening, but not being diagnosed could be even worse, as cancer treatment has a much better chance of succeeding when started early. Our law firm handles cases involving these commonly misdiagnosed or undiagnosed cancers:

  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Stomach cancer

Did your doctor fail to conduct the proper tests? Was the x-ray misinterpreted? Did a technician fail to report lab tests? When dealing with cancer, a delayed diagnosis can literally mean the difference between life and death. We aggressively pursue maximum compensation for our clients.

Preparing A Case After A Doctor Failed To Diagnose Your Condition

The key to a malpractice case is expert testimony. Before a failure to diagnose lawsuit is filed, we amass all of the pertinent medical records and files. These are then forwarded to experts in the same field as the physician or dentist. They examine the records and files and give us a preliminary opinion as to whether the doctor or dentist departed from generally accepted standards of care when they failed to diagnose a serious condition or disease. Only after we have obtained a preliminary expert opinion will we file a lawsuit. Our experts then examine our client and submit a formal report regarding malpractice based upon their review of the records, examination of the client, and their professional best judgment.

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In order to ensure our clients recover damages proportional to their injuries, we consult medical economists who present cost data analysis quantifying the cost of a delayed diagnosis. Since costs associated with cancer treatment and other medical complications are known, establishing the economic consequences of a failure to diagnose cancer is relatively straightforward. We also seek compensation for pain and suffering and we may pursue punitive damages in cases of gross negligence.

To schedule a free consultation to discuss your failure to diagnose medical malpractice case, contact our lawyers at Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick or call us at 866-502-9091 today.

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