When Misdiagnosis Or A Delayed Diagnosis Has Harmful Consequences
One of the most important roles that a physician has is that of a diagnostician. You may rightfully expect your doctor to detect signs of possible illnesses or dangerous medical conditions during annual exams. Or you may make one or more appointments to report symptoms to your doctor. In this case, you rightfully assume that they will follow through with an appropriate exam, including probing, questioning and ordering tests.
If your general practitioner or specialist misses a critical window of opportunity in which to arrive at a correct diagnosis, this may be considered negligence.
Along with a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose, your condition may worsen and the chance to get timely surgery or other effective treatments may pass. Our medical malpractice attorneys at Smalline and Harri in Albany can help you pursue compensation to cover your expenses and losses.
Since 1994, our boutique-style law firm has served as a reliable resource for people seeking legal remedies to injustices such as misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer or other serious diseases and conditions.
Reach Out If You Received One Of These Misdiagnoses
As experienced medical malpractice lawyers, we have helped clients with many painful stories of misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose ailments such as the following:
- Heart attacks
- Celiac disease
- Lyme disease
- Autoimmune disorders
A misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose may have one or more of the following consequences:
- Ongoing discomfort without proper treatment
- Emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life
- Continued medical expenses that should not have been necessary
- A worse long-term prognosis in the end as a result of delayed proper treatments
- A permanent physical loss, such as a forced amputation that could have been prevented with a correct diagnosis
- A fatal prognosis that could have been avoided with a timely diagnosis
Once you take legal action, you may recover hope through the compensation that you need to improve your life despite the negative medical outcome that you have had to live with.
Do Not Keep Suffering Unnecessarily After A Failure To Diagnose Has Worsened Your Prognosis
We are skilled litigators as well as genuinely caring professionals. Over time, our clients often come to feel like part of our family. We believe you will find our boutique-style law firm environment to be supportive.
At our firm, you will find attorneys who put clients’ needs first. For example, if you must make a decision about whether to accept an offered settlement or take a case to trial, we will help you make the choice that will benefit you – not us – in the long run.
Get your medical malpractice case investigation started. Contact us by phone at 518-704-4604 or by email. We are ready to discuss your cancer misdiagnosis or any case involving a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis by your doctor, a testing laboratory or a medical care organization.