Failure to Diagnose and Misdiagnosis Cases By Levine & Slavit PLLC on November 29, 2013

Failure to Diagnose and Misdiagnosis CasesThere are many medical professionals out there who work their hardest and do their very best in order to save lives and ensure their patients receive the best health care possible. Yet even though there are many dedicated professionals out there, there are also people who are not doing their due diligence to ensure wellness. These medical professionals who make mistakes should be held accountable for their mistakes, which is where our personal injury attorneys come into play. Our legal team wishes to improve the medical profession by making sure there is accountability.

Right now, our firm would like to consider the issue of misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis and why these matters are so serious.

Why Proper and Timely Diagnosis Is So Important

Doctors and medical technicians need to properly identify and/or diagnose medical problems so that people can receive the medical treatment they need when it is needed most. When they fail in this task, it puts their patient as risk. Both misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis are unacceptable given the duties of medical professionals.

About Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis refers to cases in which the wrong medical condition is diagnosed and the improper treatment administered.

Negative Repercussions of Misdiagnosis

Patients who are improperly diagnosed with a condition may receive treatment that does not address the actual medical problem that they face. Sometimes the treatment is not strong enough to deal with the medical issue. The reverse can be true as well, with patients undergoing unnecessary surgeries and invasive therapies for minor health issues.

About Delayed or Missed Diagnosis

Delayed diagnosis and missed diagnosis are other issues our medical malpractice attorneys see quite a bit. This refers to cases in which a doctor misses an obvious health problem or does not catch it quick enough.

Negative Repercussions of Delayed or Missed Diagnosis

When medical problems are not caught and addressed as soon as possible, it allows the medical issue to become worse. In the case of cancer, for instance, early detection and treatment is key to improving overall health and wellness of a patient. Not catching and treating cancer as soon as possible can mean more invasive therapies to treat the ailment, or even death because it is too late to do anything about the disease.

What Our Attorneys Can Do for You

Our lawyers think that all cases of misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis need to be taken very seriously. We fight tenaciously for our clients to ensure that just compensation is received to cover loss as well as pain and suffering. In the case of the death of a loved one as a result of medical negligence, we work diligently to ensure that the grieving loved ones are compensated for the tragedy. It may not bring back the lost loved one, but it's an important part of coping with loss.

Essentially, we are here so clients can have peace of mind. Our lawyers will fight so that you and your loved ones can heal.

Learn More About Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

For more information about medical malpractice cases and your rights as an injury victim, be sure to contact our Long Island personal injury attorneys today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve just compensation for injuries and losses that have been sustained.

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The law firm of Levine & Slavit, PLLC has served clients in Long Island and the Greater New York City-area since 1957. We are a team of personal injury and wrongful death lawyers who work tirelessly for victims' rights. Our team is licensed and affiliated with the:

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