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Misdiagnosis Claims in Long Island

Holding the Liable Party Responsible

The aftermath of a medical mistake, which can be referred to as malpractice in certain cases, can often cause:

  • Further injury
  • Medical bills
  • Pain

Patients are meant to be able to trust their care providers, not doubt their abilities. Cases where misdiagnosis occurs can bring frustration, difficulty and even wrongful death. If a doctor or physician fails to diagnose something correctly, is delayed in providing a diagnosis or completely misses an illness, injury or medical condition, they may be liable for malpractice claims. While a patient's symptoms might not be fatal, time is always a priority for doctors. When they do not take the care and effort to seek a solution, answer or reason for a patient's pain, they are not providing appropriate medical care.

Guidance from a Long Island Medical Malpractice Lawyer

The law provides protection for doctors as well as patients. To receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries, seek the help of a Long Island medical malpractice lawyer. At The Odierno Law Firm, P.C., we are committed to providing clients with the resources and legal support they need to pursue restitution.

We understand how frustrating and confusing this time may be, which is why we offer our clients personal and caring service. When you enlist the support of a lawyer from our firm, you can rest assured that we will fight for justice in your case.

Contact our firm today to talk with our team about your concerns.

How can I prove that my doctor is at fault?

While there are a variety of factors that could lead to a misdiagnosis, it's not as easy to prove a case of medical malpractice without sufficient evidence. There are experienced doctors who have followed all the regular procedures and steps, but still misdiagnose a patient. In cases where doctors handle a patient by appropriate standards but simply make an incorrect guess, the doctor will likely not be held responsible.

Due to medicine's frequent uncertainties, medical providers cannot be expected to have all the answers for every unique case. However, there are cases of common disease, illness or injury that doctors may miss out of a negligent or careless examination. If a separate doctor could make the appropriate diagnosis with the same amount of information, the incorrect doctor may be liable. Most patients must be able to prove that the doctor did not provide them with the treatment they needed at a competent and expected level.

Not only that, but they will also need to prove that the misdiagnosis caused them further injury, significant pain or damages that might have been prevented. Even if the doctor performed tests that turned in initially negative results for your diagnosis, there may have been errors in the test.

Reasons for Misdiagnosis

Whether the equipment was faulty, causing false results to return, or the technician miscalculated samples, you may be a victim of medical malpractice. If a delayed diagnosis causes your untreated condition to worsen and doesn't allow for effective treatment, seek help from a Long Island personal injury attorney. Cancer, heart disease or appendicitis might all lead to serious consequences if not diagnosed promptly. At our firm, we strive to offer our clients dependable service that they can trust.

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