Medical misdiagnosis is a serious risk every time you go to the hospital. Medical treatment does not come with the guarantee that everything will be handled at 100 percent capacity. Doctors, nurses, surgeons and all other kinds of medical professionals have a standard quality of care. But sometimes this standard is subverted and the patient suffers.
If you or a loved one has suffered because of a doctor's error, you have every right to take action. Our team of New York medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP, are here to listen and to stand up for you. Our experienced representation and legal resources can help you get the medical opinions and evidence you need for a substantiated malpractice claim against New York doctors and hospitals.
Failure To Diagnose Can Cost You
Medical malpractice is a serious offense to the standard of health care in this country. When you go to the hospital, the last thing on your mind is the doctor making a mistake. Although infrequent, this happens. And sometimes the medical professionals negligently misdiagnose a patient. This can result in giving a patient medication that may be harmful, and even fatal.
There are many ways that a medical misdiagnosis can present itself. Whether a doctor or hospital staff is at fault, a misdiagnosis of a serious illness can have very extreme and harmful effects.
The National Patient Safety Foundation cites that 42 percent of medical patients feel they have had experienced a medical error or missed diagnosis. Patient safety is sometimes negligently given the back seat for other concerns, such as the cost of medical tests, drugs and operations.
Common diseases that are frequently misdiagnosed are:
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)
- Pulmonary embolism
- Bacterial meningitis
Our New York Lawyers Can Make Sure Negligent Parties Are Held Accountable
Medical misdiagnoses are a serious risk to our health care profession. If they continue, then people will fear going to the hospital for treatment. We can put an end to medical misdiagnosis by informing the public and filing claims and suits against the medical practitioners at fault.
If you would like a free consultation about your medical misdiagnosis or malpractice claim, please don't hesitate to contact us.