Failure to Diagnose
Discuss Your Legal Options with a Brooklyn Medical Malpractice Lawyer
One of the main roles of a doctor or medical professional is to diagnose
illnesses so that they can be treated. We all trust medical professionals
to listen to our description of pain and symptoms, consult test results
and examination results, and come to a conclusion about the source of
our symptoms. A diagnosis is what all treatment for your illness or injury
revolves around. When a doctor misdiagnoses a condition or fails to diagnose
it at all, there can be disastrous consequences for the health of the
patient. If you or someone you love suffered an injury from a misdiagnosis,
you should contact one of Brooklyn's medical malpractice attorneys
to discuss your right to file a claim for your pain and suffering.
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Is my case considered malpractice?
When a doctor or medical staff member fails to use the proper degree of
care, this is professional negligence, or medical malpractice. A misdiagnosis
or failure to diagnose can be considered medical malpractice if the physician
was negligent in their misdiagnosis. Whenever an individual presents to
their physician, the primary function of the doctor is to determine what,
if anything, is wrong with the patient. Patients who are the victim of
misdiagnosis often suffer serious consequences, because all of their medical
treatment is based on a negligent misdiagnosis that was made at the outset.
If you have endured pain and suffering due to a misdiagnosis, an attorney
can help you file
medical malpractice suits against doctors who are responsible.
Seek the Compensation You Deserve
Failure to diagnose malpractice can be very harmful to a patient’s
health. When an illness is misdiagnosed, the treatment plan for the patient
will be incorrect and will not solve the underlying problem. In addition,
the misdiagnosis could potentially exacerbate the patient’s health
problems because there can be complications from medication or treatment
that the patient does not need. A misdiagnosis for something as seemingly
minor as an iron deficiency can cause the patient pain and suffering from
the side effects of taking unnecessary iron deficiency. Misdiagnoses not
only prevent the patient’s original condition from improving, but
they add additional injuries from incorrect treatment.
A failure to diagnose (FTD), on the other hand, has its main danger in
the fact that the illness is allowed to develop without treatment. Many
illnesses, such as cancer, are very treatable in their early stages. But
as these illnesses progress, they become increasingly fatal. A failure
to diagnose an illness can deprive a patient of their best weapon against
these debilitating diseases: time. For many patients, the stage at which
their illness is diagnosed can be a matter of life and death. Victims
often find that doctors commit failure to diagnose strokes, failure to
diagnose appendicitis, and failure to diagnose a heart attack. An experienced
Manhattan medical malpractice lawyer can help you with your failure to
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