New York Failure to Diagnose Lawyers
When an individual is sick or wounded, they shouldn't have to worry
about getting the appropriate treatment from their doctor. Unfortunately,
doctors are far from perfect, and have been known to misdiagnose or fail
to diagnose certain illnesses. When a doctor misdiagnoses or fails to
diagnose an illness, the effects on the patient can be devastating. A
misdiagnosis can exacerbate an existing injury or sickness. In some cases
the failure to diagnose an injury or illness can result in the patient's
death. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our attorneys have
been representing victims of misdiagnoses for over 50 years. We realize
the harm that can be caused by a doctor's misdiagnosis or failure
to diagnose an illness. As a result, our goal is to help patients who
were caused unnecessary injury get back on their feet by easing their
Have you or someone you love suffered further illness due to a physician's
failure to properly diagnose an illness? If so, you may be able to file
a medical malpractice lawsuit to recoup damages. For a free, no obligation
consultation call, 212-406-1700 or
contact us online. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will review your claim to see
if our medical malpractice lawyers may be able to help you.
When Can Doctors be Found Liable for a Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose?
Doctors have an obligation to follow certain protocols when diagnosing
a patient. When doctors fail to follow the accepted process of the medical
community, and misdiagnose a patient, they can be found liable for any
additional damage that occurs. Doctors can be found liable if they did
any of the following and further injury or sickness occurred:
Failed to Order the Proper Tests: A physician must order the proper tests for all symptoms their patients
experience. If a patient becomes sicker because the physician didn't
order the right tests for certain symptoms, they may have grounds for
a lawsuit. For instance, if a doctor sees a child for a high fever and
earache and prescribes basic antibiotics without testing for meningitis,
he may be found liable if the child does, in fact, have meningitis.
The Doctor Failed to Check Symptoms in the Proper Order: Doctors must examine their patient's symptoms in order of severity.
If a patient comes in complaining of pain in their chest and foot, the
doctor's responsibility would be to check what is wrong with the chest
first; the reason being that chest pain may be the symptom of a more severe
illness. Doctors may be liable if they failed to examine the patient's
chest first and they suffer an injury due to an issue with their heart.
The Doctor Misdiagnosed an Illness or Injury: Physicians may be found liable if they misdiagnose an injury or illness
and it results in further sickness. For instance if a doctor misdiagnoses
chest pain as acid indigestion, when in fact the patient has heart disease,
they may be liable if the patient gets sicker.
How Can a Misdiagnosis Attorney Help You?
Injured patients who are considering a lawsuit against their doctor should
seek the counsel of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. A good
lawyer can help patients identify what went wrong and whether they have
a valid claim. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our attorneys
have an efficient process for handling potential claims for misdiagnoses
and failure to diagnose. We interview the victims to find out the circumstances
surrounding their sickness. Our lawyers will then perform an investigation
and have top medical experts review the injured patient's medical
records. While our attorneys can't guarantee that injured patients
will have a valid case, we can find our patients answers.
If you or someone you love has suffered a sickness or injury that you believe
may have been caused by a misdiagnosis or a doctor's failure to diagnose,
you may have grounds for a lawsuit. For a free review of your legal options,
call 212-406-1700 or contact us online. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs
& Kool will review your case to see how our medical malpractice attorneys
may be able to assist you.