Holding Doctors Accountable When They Fail To Diagnose
The failure to timely detect certain medical conditions can often lead to tragic results. When treated timely, it is possible to monitor or even eliminate the injury or illness. When untreated, a heart condition or disease such as cancer will advance and possibly become untreatable. This can also result in needless suffering that was entirely avoidable if proper diagnosis had taken place.
The medical malpractice attorneys at Gianfortune & Mionis, P.C., hold doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics and other medical providers accountable for the failure to diagnose or for providing an incorrect diagnosis. You work personally with one of our attorneys throughout your case, because we believe personal attention is the key to achieving the results you need.
How A Failure To Diagnose Occurs
Medical professionals have a duty to recognize the signs and symptoms of an injury or illness. However, they may make a number of common mistakes that could lead to a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a condition, including:
- Failing to order medical tests or take a proper medical history
- Misreading of X-rays, MRI screenings and other radiology scans
- The failure to pay attention to what a patient tells them or to pay proper attention to a patient’s symptoms
- The misinterpretation of laboratory results
- Poor communication with patients and staff
These medical errors can lead to the worsening of the condition and even lead to death. A misdiagnosis can result in the prescribing of the wrong medication and possibly lead to adverse side effects. An incorrect diagnosis can also lead to unnecessary surgery and painful medical procedures.
We Fight Tirelessly For Every Victim
Your case is of the utmost importance to us, because we know how important it is for you. We have the skills to take on even the largest hospitals and clinics in New York, and are personally attentive to every case so we can deliver results for each of our clients.
Our attorneys take the time to understand all of your needs, and walk you through all the aspects of your case. We won’t settle for any less than you deserve for your injuries. Reach out to us online to schedule a free initial consultation, or call us at 516-281-8550 to begin discussing your case.