Failure to Diagnose

Posted By Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. || 11-Oct-2017

Medical Malpractice Attorneys in New York

Since 1977, Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. has provided impactful legal service to severely injured clients across the state of New York. If you have been injured by the negligence or medical malpractice of your doctor, our New York medical malpractice lawyers are here to discuss your case, help you through your ordeal, and fight to help you obtain your just compensation. Physicians have a responsibility to adequately diagnose illnesses and injuries. When they fail to do that and the patient suffers physical harm as a result, they may be held legally responsible in court. Our compassionate attorneys have guided scores of clients through the New York legal system in medical malpractice lawsuits. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.

Seek Compensation for Failure to Diagnose & Misdiagnosis

Doctors owe a duty of care to patients. This includes making proper diagnoses of illnesses and injuries and providing the proper and appropriate treatment. If a doctor fails to diagnose a condition, or makes an incorrect diagnosis, he or she can be held responsible in a court of law.

In general, doctors must:

1. Make an educated hypothesis based on the patient’s symptoms

2. Use the proper tools and testing equipment to determine a diagnosis

3. Accurately interpret the results

4. Prescribe a proper, appropriate, and safe treatment based on the diagnosis in conformity with the standards of care.

If you have suffered an injury because your doctor did not accurately diagnosis your condition, you can pursue a financial settlement. Depending on your situation, you may be able to get compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, physical injuries, and other damages. In order to prove failure to diagnose, you must show that you had a doctor-patient relationship, that your doctor breached his or her duty of care to properly diagnose your medical condition, and that this failure to diagnose or his misdiagnosis caused physical harm to you. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we can investigate the situation and fight tirelessly for your right to compensation.

Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Cervical, ovarian, breast, and other forms of cancer affect millions of people each year. Early detection is paramount in fighting the disease, and physicians must be alert to the signs and symptoms of cancer. Lumps or tumors, unexplained weight loss, and other signs can point to a cancer in a patient. Doctors have a responsibility to perform testing and to accurately interpret the results to ensure patients get the immediate care and treatment they need.

Mammograms, biopsies, and other tests are used to determine the presence of cancer. However, these tests are often expensive. Thus, some doctors may shirk their responsibilities and avoid performing necessary diagnostic tests, instead saying that the symptoms are due to another cause. Even if they do perform the tests, they may fail to accurately interpret the results and send the patient home without treating the cancer.

Who may be held liable for failure to diagnose cancer?

· Doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants, and other health care providers

· Radiologists

· Pathologists

If the radiologists or pathologists who handled the test results failed to properly perform their duties, and it results in a misdiagnosis, you may be able to pursue a financial settlement for your injuries. Cancer can be difficult to diagnose under certain circumstances. However, a physician must use his or her skill and knowledge to protect the health of patients. Breast cancer, as well as ovarian and cervical cancer, sadly result in death for thousands of women each year. Early diagnosis and proper treatment can help patients successfully battle this deadly condition. If your doctor failed to accurately diagnose your cancer, you may be able to bring him to court and hold him or her responsible.

Compassionate Legal Assistance for Injured Patients in New York

Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. diligently represents clients in medical malpractice lawsuits. Physicians must be held responsible for negligently failing to diagnose or misdiagnosing patients. With our efficient and reliable New York medical malpractice attorneys, you will be kept informed every step of the way. We can investigate your matter, gather evidence, and tenaciously represent you from start to finish.

Call our office today at (855) 295-4737 to discuss your case with one of our caring and dedicated advocates.

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