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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.

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 diagnose lawsuit.

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