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You may have had severe symptoms of a medical problem for days, weeks, months or even years, and though you saw your doctor several times, he or she was unable to diagnose your condition. Perhaps your symptoms worsened and you ended up suffering emergency room errors. Or maybe your pain became chronic because it was untreated or you were given the wrong medication, which lead to worse health problems. This is a complex issue because we trust doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to know what's wrong with us. But sometimes health care practitioners make grave mistakes, either in exam rooms or at the operating table. If you suffered a medical injury because your doctor decided "it's all in your head," treated you for the wrong disease, performed a procedure you didn't need or your baby suffered a birth injury due to an OB who was too impatient to detect a problem, you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney in New York on your side.

Can You Sue a Doctor for Failure to Diagnose?

You can bring a failure to diagnose lawsuit against a doctor if a delay in diagnosis or a misdiagnosis led to your condition worsening. The same applies if you suffered from a preventable complication, such as liver or kidney failure. To prove a negligent diagnosis, you must prove that the doctor’s actions or inactions led to direct harm or adverse health outcomes. A failure to diagnose attorney at our law firm can demonstrate that the doctor would have made the correct diagnosis under similar circumstances and the failure to do so was a deviation from standard medical practice.

How Long Do You Have to Sue for Misdiagnosis?

In New York, you generally have two and a half years from the date of the malpractice to file a lawsuit. However, the longer you wait, the more difficult it can be to discover and preserve evidence. That’s why it’s important to speak to a failure to diagnose lawyer in New York as soon as possible.

How Much is a Failure to Diagnose Settlement?

If you were harmed due to a medical misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, you may be entitled to compensation through a settlement or court award. Settlement amounts in medical malpractice cases can range from modest sums to millions of dollars. Some larger settlements may reach into the millions if the wrongful diagnosis resulted in significant and permanent injuries or a dramatic alteration in life quality. However, average settlements tend to be in the range of several hundred thousand dollars. An experienced failure to diagnose attorney will need to investigate malpractice and determine how much money you’re eligible for in medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Medical Malpractice Misdiagnosis Demands a Tough Personal Injury Attorney

There are so many nightmare medical stories-a woman had the wrong organ removed due to a misread MRI, a man was put through chemo for cancer he didn't have and ended up with organ damage, or a child was given an incorrect blood test and prescribed the wrong medication, which caused chronic health problems. Whether it's because your doctor is fresh out of med school and doesn't have enough expertise, the nurse wrote down the wrong information in your medical chart or the ER orderly didn't listen when you tried to tell him about your symptoms, if your pain or illness was not properly diagnosed, you could have a medical malpractice case on your hands.

Call Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP toll-free today at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation. Every discussion is confidential and one-on-one, and you don't pay a cent unless you win. We help wrong diagnosis victims in New York, including those living in Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens.