Has Your Health Care Provider Misdiagnosed Your Illness?
Proper evaluation and diagnosis are the foundation of proper care and treatment for injuries and illnesses. Many injuries and illnesses require immediate attention in order to heal properly, therefore accurate and timely diagnoses are critical for appropriate treatment. Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnoses and failure to diagnose can lead to a patient’s untimely demise and 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 result in a 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. 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
Experience matters for filing successful medical malpractice claims. At DeMore Law Firm, PLLC, our lawyers have more than 30 years of combined experience representing victims of diagnostic errors and have helped many victims of diagnostic errors. While we do not guarantee the outcome of your case, no attorney can, we assure you that we are here to champion the fight for your rights and the justice you deserve.
What Are Common Diagnostic Errors?
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 include:
- Patients’ medical history issues
- Failure to acquire and carefully review a patient’s full medical history
- Failure to understand the significance of a patient’s full medical history or recognize a health issue
- Improper or lack of communication between patient and doctor
- Doctor not asking proper diagnosis questions
- Misinterpretation of patient explanation
- Doctors cognitive error
- Misinterpretation of lab results and/or diagnostic studies, such as X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, bone scans
- Overlooking important evidence of illness or injury
- Ending diagnostic process prematurely
If you are suffering as a result of any diagnostic errors, the attorneys at DeMore Law Firm, PLLC, are here to assist you in your case and get you the justice that you deserve.
Contact Us Soon For A Free Case Evaluation
If you have had or currently are suffering from the consequences of a diagnostic error, the legal team at DeMore Law Firm, PLLC, are here to help you pursue the compensation you need. In New York, the statute of limitations for filing diagnosis error claims is 30 months (two and a half years) from the date of negligence before you can no longer file a claim for compensation. For a free case evaluation, contact our office in Syracuse at 315-413-7000.