Treating a Medical Condition Requires Proper Diagnosis
At Jaroslawicz & Jaros, we have been helping New York medical malpractice victims for decades. We know exactly how well doctors are trained to diagnose the medical conditions presented to them. We also know that, all too often, doctors are in a hurry. They make assumptions or cut corners. They decide not to order a test when their peers would have. They send patients home when their peers would have kept the patient for further monitoring. We hold doctors accountable for the repercussions of failing to diagnose or improperly diagnosing a critical medical condition.
Our record of results includes a $4.3 million verdict for a child who suffered brain injury because of meningitis that was not properly diagnosed. In every medical malpractice case, we work hard to maximize compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering.
Commonly Misdiagnosed and Undiagnosed Medical Conditions
When it comes to serious medical conditions, a week, a day or even an hour can make a dramatic difference. A condition that is diagnosed as soon as it is presented to a doctor might be quickly treated. A condition that lingers because a doctor failed to diagnose it or thought it was some other condition may escalate to the point of becoming fatal or leaving the patient with permanent injury. We can handle all misdiagnosis cases, including:
- Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose cancer (breast cancer, esophagus cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer)
- Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose meningitis
- Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose brain injuries
Doctors may not be the only ones to blame in these cases. We have seen situations in which the doctor ordered the proper tests, but the tests were conducted improperly or the lab mishandled samples, resulting in an inaccurate diagnosis. We will find out exactly what went wrong. We will find out who was responsible and hold that party responsible.
Emergency Room Errors
Not surprisingly, the fast pace of an emergency room is often the setting for failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of a serious medical condition. We take action when people are sent home from ERs, only to suffer strokes or heart attacks or other life-changing conditions.
Free Consultation — Manhattan Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Call our New York City misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose attorneys at 212-227-2780 or toll free at 1-800-269-2780. You can also contact us via e-mail. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis. We get paid only if you recover money.