When a person goes to the doctor because he or she is not feeling right and believes something is wrong, it is expected that the doctor will be able to correctly diagnose the injury or illness. Doctors have specialized medical knowledge and a responsibility to follow acceptable standards of care to utilize that knowledge in medical diagnoses.
Far too often, however, a person is sent away after being told that everything is fine or having the condition or injury misdiagnosed. Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose can cost patients invaluable treatment time, causing conditions and injuries to get much worse. In situations involving cancer, failure to diagnose the condition properly can even result in death.
At The Cochran Firm New York, our medical malpractice attorneys have the experience to handle cases of misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose in NYC. If doctors or medical specialists fail to properly diagnose cancer or another medical condition, they may have failed to meet their responsibility to provide an acceptable standard of care.
Our lawyers are equipped to handle cases of misdiagnosis involving heart attacks, strokes, pulmonary embolism, breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer and other types of cancer.
You deserve to work with a law firm who will hold doctors and health care providers accountable for negligence and misconduct. Contact the NYC law office of The Cochran Firm New York to schedule a free initial consultation.
In an infant, due to failure to perform a timely cesarean section in response to fetal distress.
For failure to monitor an infant’s oxygen levels, resulting in Cerebral Palsey, Spastic Quadriparesis and Mental Retardation.