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A missed diagnosis could lead to serious complications

| Sep 15, 2017 | Blog |

When you turn to a New York doctor, it is with the expectation that you will receive quality care and treatment. While most doctors do meet the expected standard of care, mistakes can happen, and even the most experienced practitioners can commit errors that affect the patient’s well-being. A missed diagnosis is an example of a serious medical mistake.

Missing a diagnosis completely or failing to properly diagnose a medical condition, especially cancer, could be detrimental for a patient. It could lead to serious complications, allow for a progression of the illness and delay needed medical treatment. If you believe that you are a victim of a missed or incorrect cancer diagnosis, you could have the right to seek a legal remedy for your pain and suffering.

The dangers of missing a diagnosis 

Missing a cancer diagnosis is a serious medical mistake. It could mean that you do not get the care you need in an appropriate amount of time, which could mean that you suffer permanent or even fatal consequences. Here is what you need to know about a failure to diagnose properly:

  • Often, a missed diagnosis results from the failure to evaluate symptoms and establishing a differential diagnosis.
  • Failed, incorrect or delayed diagnosis is often grounds to pursue compensation through a medical malpractice claim.
  • It can be difficult to prove medical negligence or malpractice on the basis of failed diagnosis, but it is possible to hold care providers accountable for mistakes.

Whether you suffered because you did not get the diagnosis you needed or you received treatment that was not actually appropriate for your true condition, you have the right to take action and pursue rightful compensation.

Medical malpractice claims are not easy to prove, but with experienced support and guidance, you may be able to build a strong claim and secure the restitution you deserve after suffering from a type of medical negligence and malpractice. 

The steps to your recovery 

Medical mistakes can have serious, often permanent, consequences. Victims may feel overwhelmed by what they experienced, unsure of the person at fault and if there is any way to hold liable parties accountable. If you are unsure, you have the right to know.

Through medical bills, documentation, reviews from other doctors and more, it is possible to build a strong medical malpractice claim that allows you to pursue the full and fair financial and physical recovery you deserve.

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