Failure to Diagnose and Failure to Treat

Health care professionals are trusted to provide us with the best care that they can give. At the very least, their job is to diagnose diseases and treat them so that they do not develop further. Unfortunately, some conditions go undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or untreated, causing serious harm to the patient’s health. If you suspect that you may have suffered because of this type of error, it is wise to contact one of the local Manhattan and New York City area’s failure to diagnose attorneys as soon as possible.

  • How a Failure to Diagnose or Treat Can Happen
  • Consequences of Failing to Diagnose or Treat

How a Failure to Diagnose or Treat Can Happen

A failure to diagnose can happen when a doctor fails to screen the patient for a condition, misdiagnoses a condition, or simply does not recognize a patient’s symptoms. Even doctors make mistakes, but that does not mean that you should have to pay for them. A successful failure-to-diagnose case cannot improve anyone’s health, but the compensation gained can help with medical bills and other expenses incurred due to the condition’s delayed diagnosis.

Under the law governing Manhattan and New York City, a failure to diagnose must be proven by attorneys in court. They must establish that the doctor failed to diagnose a condition and that the doctor would have been able to prevent the disease from developing further had it been properly diagnosed to start with. Please ask our Manhattan and New York City failure to diagnose attorneys for more information about failure-to-diagnose and failure-to-treat cases. Commonly undiagnosed diseases include:

  • Cancer (all types)
  • Diabetes
  • Appendicitis
  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Pulmonary embolism

Consequences of Failing to Diagnose or Treat

Failing to diagnose a serious medical condition can potentially have severe consequences. For example, if cancer is left to spread untreated, it can progress to a more advanced stage, shortening the patient’s life expectancy or even causing death. The progression of the cancer will result in more medical bills and a higher degree of pain and suffering on the part of both the patient and his or her family.

Contact Our Manhattan and New York City Failure to Diagnose Attorneys

For more information about failures to diagnose and failures to treat in Manhattan and New York City, contact our failure to diagnose attorneys. An attorney can evaluate your case for free and may be able to determine whether medical malpractice has played an important role in the decline of the patient’s health.