Syracuse Misdiagnosis & Failure to Diagnose Attorneys
The lawyers at the DeMore Law Firm are here to fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve in your medical malpractice case involving diagnostic errors. Doctors and healthcare professionals need to be held accountable for failing to timely diagnose or misdiagnosing patients. Proper evaluation and diagnosis is the foundation of proper care and treatment for injuries and illnesses. Many injuries and illnesses need to be treated quickly in order to heal properly, therefore accurate and timely diagnoses are very important for appropriate treatment. Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnoses and failure to diagnose can lead to a patient’s untimely demise.
If you have been misdiagnosed or failed to be diagnosed in a timely manner by a healthcare professional you may wish to seek financial compensation. The experienced misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose attorneys of the DeMore Law Firm are here to fight for your rights and the justice you deserve. If you have experienced pain, suffering or medical costs as a result of diagnostic errors, you deserve to be compensated and the health care professionals involved need to be held accountable to make everyone safer.
Common Diagnostic Errors
An average of 20,000 medical malpractice cases are brought every year and the majority of those are caused by diagnostic errors. These diagnosis errors come in the form of wrong diagnoses, missed diagnoses and failure to timely diagnose. Diagnostic errors can be caused by equipment errors, personal errors, miscommunication and more. The most common causes of diagnostic errors are as follows:
- Patients medical history issues
- Failure to acquire patient’s full medical history
- Failure to properly review medical history
- Failure to understand the significance of a patient’s full medical history on their presenting signs and symptoms
- Accounts for 78% of errors
- Improper or lack of communication between patient and doctor
- Doctor not asking proper diagnosis questions
- Misinterpretation of patient explanation
- Doctors cognitive error
- Failure to recognize health issue
- Misinterpretation of lab results and/or diagnostic studies, such as x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, bone scans, etc.
- Overlooking important evidence of illness or injury
- Ending diagnostic process prematurely
If you have been injured as a result of any diagnostic errors, the attorneys at the DeMore Law Firm are here to assist you in your case and get you the justice that you deserve.
Experience Matters in Medical Malpractice
Our lawyers have over 30 years of combined experience representing victims of diagnostic errors. As co-counsel, we assisted in obtaining $2 million from multiple physicians and a CNY hospital for a client who sustained an allergic reaction to a contrast dye resulting in serious injury. We also obtained $1.3 million for the estate of a 42 year old who’s OB/GYN failed to diagnose and treat her breast cancer which sadly resulted in her death, leaving behind two young children. When a 51 year old woman died from undiagnosed pneumonia, we obtained $1.15 million for her Estate. We obtained $625,000 from a Syracuse Health Clinic for a 76 year old woman who’s breast cancer went undiagnosed for over 2 years. We are proud to have helped many victims of diagnostic errors over the years, click here to read more of our medical malpractice case results.
Consequences of Failing to Diagnose, delayed diagnoses, or a Misdiagnosis
Failing to diagnose a patient in a timely fashion or misdiagnosing a patient can result in severe injuries or even death. A proper and timely diagnosis can be the difference between life and death when it comes to:
- Heart disease
- Artery disease
- Respiratory infections
- Pulmonary Embolism
Misdiagnoses can lead to a wide variety of issues that can be harmful to the patient’s mental and physical health, their finances, quality of life and it can negatively impact their loved ones. Diagnostic errors can cause complete lack of treatment, improper treatment and unnecessary or harmful medication. All of this can cause further physical and mental damage through worsening conditions and even the onset of new health problems stemming from the original. If you have had or currently are suffering from the consequences of a diagnostic error, the legal team at the DeMore Law Firm are here to help you pursue your deserved compensation.
Act Before It’s Too Late
In the State of New York there is a set amount of time that can pass before you can no longer file a claim for compensation. The statute of limitations for filing diagnosis error claims is 30 months (2.5 years) from the date of negligence. Act quickly and hire Onondaga County’s medical malpractice lawyers at the DeMore Law Firm as soon as you are aware of a diagnostic error.