Failure to Diagnose a Medical Condition | What You Need to Know

When someone feels as though something isn’t quite right, they go to the doctor with the intention that their doctor will diagnose their issue and fix the problem. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and there are certain cases where doctors simply fail to accurately diagnose patients. Though this does not always constitute malpractice, in many cases, it does. Please continue reading and speak with our New York City medical malpractice attorney to learn more about the failure to diagnose, whether you have a claim, and how our firm can help you going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do delayed diagnoses happen?

There are many reasons why a physician may miss an illness and fail to diagnose it. In many cases, this is because the condition does not manifest to the naked eye, or even when certain tests are run. However, oftentimes, doctors will fail to diagnose an individual because of negligence, including failing to take CAT scans, failing to take mammograms, neglecting to order MRIs, carelessly interpreting test results, and more.

What happens when a doctor delays his or her diagnosis?

When a doctor neglects to diagnose a person on time, there is a very good chance that the patient’s condition will worsen, making certain treatments that would have helped no longer effective, and, in the worst cases, it may even result in an untimely death. If this has happened to you or a loved one, there is a very strong chance that you may have a valid medical malpractice claim.

How do I sue a medical professional for a delayed diagnosis?

If you are looking to sue your doctor for delayed diagnosis, you will have to prove that your doctor breached the duty of care that he or she owed you, thereby causing your condition to worsen, which resulted in significant damages. This is not always easy, however, and time is of the essence. Keep in mind that you must file your medical malpractice claim within 2.5 years of the incident. If you fail to do so, there is a very good chance that you will be permanently barred from suing. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.