When we go to a doctor with an illness, we put our trust in that person to diagnose our condition and provide appropriate treatment. If a doctor fails in this duty and you are injured as a result, you may have a case of medical malpractice against the doctor.
At Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, our attorneys have more than 75 years of combined experience helping people who have suffered serious injuries when their medical condition was misdiagnosed by a doctor. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions. We serve clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island, as well as Greater New York.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Doctors are human and can make mistakes. However, every medical professional has a duty to provide at least the level of care that an ordinary, prudent professional having the same training and experience would provide. For example, given the symptoms you express, your doctor should order appropriate diagnostic and screening tests.
The following are examples of misdiagnosis:
- Failure to diagnose skin melanoma despite observable symptoms
- Failure to order appropriate screening tests for breast or prostate cancer
- Failure to diagnose heart attack or brain injury in an emergency room setting
- Failure to diagnose appendicitis
- Failure to diagnose meningitis
- Failure to diagnose Lyme tick disease
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury due to a medical mistake, contact our attorneys for a confidential consultation. Here is an example of the results our medical malpractice law firm has obtained for our clients:
Failure To Diagnose — $3 Million For Failure To Diagnose A Brain Injury
Hospital and emergency staff misdiagnosed a young man as merely suffering a “black eye” from an assault when it turned out that he had actually suffered a traumatic brain injury. If the patient’s condition was timely diagnosed, he might not have needed to undergo a craniotomy and be declared mentally incompetent. See more verdicts and settlements.
Contact A New York City Doctor Error Attorney
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our NYC failure-to-diagnose lawyers, call 212-221-5999 or email us.