Many illnesses once thought to be incurable can now be successfully treated if diagnosed and treated soon enough. Unfortunately, if your doctor failed to diagnose the illness until it reached an advanced stage, treatment may not be successful.
At the law firm of Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, in New York City, our lawyers handle cases of medical negligence such as misdiagnosis. If your doctor failed to diagnose your serious medical condition, call us for a free initial consultation. We also represent family members in cases where a patient has died.
Did My Doctor Commit Malpractice?
Just because a doctor failed to diagnose and treat your illness soon enough to obtain a positive outcome does not mean the doctor committed malpractice. Sometimes doctors do everything that they are supposed to do, but still fail to discover and treat an illness at an early stage. However, if your doctor missed diagnosing your illness as the result of avoidable errors, he or she may be guilty of malpractice.
The following are examples of avoidable errors:
- Failure to diagnose a serious disease such as cancer despite observable symptoms
- Failure to order appropriate tests
- Failure to discover an illness on a CT scan, ultrasound, X-ray or other images
- Failure to communicate lab test results to the doctor or patient
Our lawyers work with medical experts who help us review medical records and determine if a doctor may have provided substandard care. If so, we can seek compensation for all of the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Free Medical Misdiagnosis Case Review
If you think you received substandard care, contact the medical malpractice attorneys of Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, to request a free consultation. Call our Manhattan office at (212) 742-0476 or send an email to get the conversation underway.
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