Failure To Diagnose

A central element of successful health care is the timely and accurate diagnosis of a patient's medical condition. If a physician does not understand what condition he or she is treating, there is no hope of the treatment resolving the issue at hand. Failure to diagnose errors can occur in any medical care setting from surgery to outpatient care and involve misread X-rays, CT scans or MRIs as well as misunderstanding the symptoms a patient is presenting.

Failure to diagnose cases fall into two categories:

  • Incorrect diagnosis — Incorrectly identifying a medical condition can lead a physician to prescribe treatment that may not only be ineffective, it may actually be harmful. Certain treatments may have adverse interactions when paired with conditions they were not meant to treat.
  • Lack of timely diagnosis — Even a correct diagnosis can be harmful when it does not arrive in time. A number of medical conditions are highly time-sensitive. If treatment is not provided within a certain time frame, it may be too late. Heart attack, stroke and cancer are just some of the types of medical conditions that need timely treatment to be effective.

When you or a loved one has been injured, or an injury was exacerbated by a failure to properly diagnose a medical condition, our skilled attorneys can help.

The Skilled Representation People Can Rely On Since 1974

At Finger & Finger, a Professional Corporation, we are committed to helping those who have been injured by diagnosis errors. During our more than 100 years of combined service to our clients, we have seen firsthand the damage that can be done when an improper diagnosis leads to the failure to appropriately treat a medical condition. Our firm works with medical experts who can determine what diagnosis a competent physician would have arrived at in the same situation. That evidence can be the foundation for a case that helps you recover the full compensation you deserve.

Failure To Diagnose Attorneys In White Plains

We help the victims of medical malpractice by building strong cases that put their best interests front and center. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 866-266-9914 or 800-203-4078 or contact us online.

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