Doctor Misdiagnosed a Medical Condition
Misdiagnosed medical conditions account for a large portion of medical malpractice cases in New York and nationwide. When a doctor fails to diagnose a medical condition it created a major change in the outcome of a situation and for some may mean living without a limb that could have been saved, living without an organ that could have been saved, brain damage, or many other medical conditions and sometimes even results in death.
A misdiagnosed medical condition is a condition that a doctor fails to diagnose or does not diagnose correctly. This may happen by examining for a medical condition after a patient complains of symptoms or may occur during routine check-ups. Giving a patient the wrong information about their condition or not recognizing the condition at all can cause the treatment period of the medical condition to pass. This is often the case with many injuries and health problems - if they go undiagnosed the treatment period may be missed. A treatment period is the period of time in which a treatment can effectively be given to treat and/or stop a medical condition from worsening and causing more severe problems or causing the patient to die from misdiagnosis.
So what should you do if medical malpractice occurs? If any medical malpractice occurs you will want to get the proper medical help if you are able to (you do not want the condition to get even worse than what it already is). The next thing you will want to do is contact a medical malpractice lawyer in your area. A medical malpractice lawyer will start a claim to obtain money for the worsening of your condition or the death of a loved one that was caused by the misdiagnosis.
If you would like more information about medical misdiagnosis claims or if you are interested in a free consultation with Frank Dito Staten Island medical malpractice lawyer call 800-310-5520 or fill out our contact form and we will get in contact with you.