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
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
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.
Submit a free case evaluation today to get started on building your case.