Consult with a Proven Long Island Medical Malpractice Lawyer Now
One of the most crucial phases of any patient's medical treatment is
the diagnosis. While most patients are treated by medical professionals
who methodically reach an exacting diagnosis and carry out an appropriate
course of treatment, others are subjected to rash decisions, lack of attention,
and critical errors by their doctors. When these errors happen, the well-being
of patients is unnecessarily put at risk.
If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered due to a diagnosis
error, then it is time to speak with legal representation. At Gruenberg
Kelly Della, our team has recovered more than $100 million for clients
who have unnecessarily been hurt by others. Our dedicated and knowledgeable
medical malpractice attorneys know how to mount an effective suit on behalf of our clients
and ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable for their
Call us at 888.305.6372 today to start exploring your legal options with
our trusted team.
Types of Diagnosis Errors
Diagnosis error suits basically include two different types: misdiagnosis
and delayed diagnosis. Both these occurrences can have adverse and even
life-threatening effects on the patient and call for aggressive legal
action if further injury or sickness is inflicted.
The two prominent types of diagnosis errors include:
Misdiagnosis: this occurs when a doctor believes that a patient has a condition that
they actually do not have. Not only can patients then be subject to treatment
or surgeries they do not need, but their actual ailment is then allowed
to advance and further endanger their health.
Delayed diagnosis: this occurs when a patient exhibits telltale signs of a particular ailment
but does not receive treatment due to their doctor's inability or
refusal to identify the ailment. By the time a proper diagnosis is reached,
the patient has often unnecessarily suffered due to the untreated (or
In both cases, it is crucial that plaintiffs can demonstrate that their
medical treatment would have been handled differently (and correctly)
by other doctors.
When Can You Sue for Delayed Diagnosis?
The reality is that a delay isn’t enough to warrant a medical malpractice
suit, and it certainly isn’t enough to win one. If a doctor is able
to correct the consequences of their error or of the slower-coming diagnosis,
there is (legally speaking) no reason to sue them. Knowing this, you do
not have grounds for a medical malpractice suit if you make a full recovery
and do not experience serious medical complications, diminished quality
of life, or other adverse, long-term effects of the delayed diagnosis.
In many cases, delayed diagnosis of serious conditions (such as cancer,
tumors, etc.) can result in staggering personal and financial costs, including
(but not limited to):
- Hefty hospital bills
- Charges for expensive treatments medical procedures
- Unnecessary suffering as a result of incorrect medication, operations, etc.
- Loss of life
- Exhaustion of personal and family finances
- Emotional trauma and distress
If you do experience long-term, negative effects as a result of a delayed
diagnosis (and that damage could have been prevented by a more timely
or immediate diagnosis), you may have a viable claim for medical malpractice.
At Gruenberg Kelly Della, we know what it takes to form a medical malpractice
case and help you recover maximum compensation.
Our legal professionals know how to work alongside corroborating medical professionals to thoroughly
demonstrate that the danger posed to our clients was done so unnecessarily
and that proper compensation should be paid.
Gruenberg Kelly Della is ready to hear your story. Contact us today to
schedule a free and