New York Misdiagnosis Lawyers
Advocating for Victims of Delayed & Missed Diagnoses
Saving a life often depends on the early and correct detection of serious health conditions, such as breast cancer, cervical/endometrial cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, prostate cancer, appendicitis, heart attack, stroke, and aneurysm. Prompt, proper testing for these conditions in the doctor’s office or hospital emergency room can mean the difference between life and death for the affected patient.
Unfortunately, many patients receive delayed diagnoses or, worse, are never properly diagnosed. In some cases, this could be the result of medical negligence. If you or a loved one suffered harm as a result of a diagnostic error, contact our New York misdiagnosis lawyers at Simonson Goodman Platzer PC. We have decades of legal experience and a proven record of success, having secured more than $200 million for our clients. We are ready to fight for you and your recovery.
How Diagnostic Errors Happen
Mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies, blood tests, MRIs and CAT/CT scans, and electrocardiograms are commonly used by medical professionals to detect serious medical conditions. However, many times, doctors fail to order these tests, even when a patient is exhibiting symptoms. In other cases, doctors fail to properly read or analyze test results. This may happen out of sheer negligence or when a doctor is caught up in the confusion of a much over-extended and under-staffed hospital emergency room. In other cases, a patient may present less-common symptoms of an illness or condition, causing the doctor to fail to recognize the signs. Nevertheless, proper diagnostic testing is a key aspect of standard medical care.
Additionally, treating physicians are not the only ones who can cause diagnostic errors through negligence. Sometimes, a doctor may order the proper tests, but the radiologist may misread the films or the pathologist may misread the biopsy. These errors can lead to harmful delays in making a diagnosis and can sometimes even result in incorrect diagnosis.
When time is working against you, diagnosis delays can limit treatment options, worsen a prognosis, or even cause death.
How Our Firm Can Help
The New York misdiagnosis lawyers at Simonson Goodman Platzer PC have been representing victims of late diagnosis and misdiagnosis for decades. Our attorneys have recovered money for their clients in 98% of the cases they have managed, with a total dollar recovery in excess of $200 million. Our entire team has a proven record of success and our attorneys have been frequently recognized for their legal accomplishments and commitment to the highest ethical standards.