Failure to Diagnose

Failure to Diagnose is Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Lawyer in New York City

When we are sick or injured, we rely upon the knowledge of skilled medical practitioners to remedy the problem. Unfortunately, the trust we invest in these professionals is not always well placed. In fact, some of the most serious injuries, illnesses, and cases of wrongful death have been the results of a physician or surgeon’s medical malpractice. Of serious concern in these situations is a doctor’s own failure to diagnose.

Without the proper diagnosis – or without a diagnosis at all – it is impossible to properly treat any condition that is afflicting the person who has sought medical attention. Consequently, patients are totally reliant upon a doctor’s ability to identify the source of their malady and make a diagnosis accordingly. It has been proven that early detection of an illness is the most effective way to prevent major problems. Therefore, if your doctor did not assist in an early diagnosis of your illness / disease, you might have a lawsuit on your hands.

How Your Doctor Could be to Blame for a Serious Illness

At Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we recognize that it is human nature to make errors. We also recognize, however, that these errors can cause serious, even life-altering, problems for the patients who are treated under a physician’s care. Accordingly, our New York City personal injury lawyers are committed to providing effective legal representation to persons who have wrongfully suffered from a physician’s failure to diagnose their illness, even if it was simply by mistake. Some of the most common health problems with symptoms that were failed to be diagnosed include:

  • Strokes
  • Heart attacks
  • Dissecting aneurysms

Injuries and illnesses that develop from symptoms that went undiagnosed under a doctor’s care are simply inexcusable. Given the strict protocols to which all practicing physicians are expected to adhere, there is no reason for medical error of this nature to occur. Among the many protocols designed and regulated among practicing physicians are those that directly respond to methods of making a formal diagnosis. Assuming that a doctor does not let his or her busy schedule interfere with the diagnostic process, the standards of diagnosis that have been set forth for them should prevent oversight.

Contrary to popular belief, many of the failure to diagnose cases that are presented are not connected to rare illnesses with little to know symptoms. Rather, these cases are often associated with diagnosis issues for well-known maladies, thus making them ones that could have been prevented if the proper precautions had been taken and the correct procedures had been followed. This fact is precisely why the personal injury attorneys at our firm have included cases of failure to diagnose in our areas practice. We do not want to see individuals suffer any more than they have already been made to.

Contact a New York City Medical Malpractice Attorney

In the aftermath of a medical treatment gone bad, do you know who you will turn to for help? Who can act on your behalf to ensure that the wrongs that were already enacted against you by a medical professional are not further complicated by a legal professional? At Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we can provide you with the care and attention you need in order to take on claim of this nature with confidence.

Together, our team of New York City medical malpractice lawyers has more than 75 years of combined experience working in the legal field, during which we have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of the clients we’ve represented. We believe in our ability to produce the same type of successful results for your medical malpractice case, so don’t wait to contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our team. We are committed to working with you toward recovering the compensation that you both need and deserve as the victim of a doctor’s failure to diagnose.