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Medical Misdiagnosis What should I do if I suspect I’m a victim of medical misdiagnosis?

Medical Misdiagnosis

New York medical misdiagnosis Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC consistently delivers results

One of the most common negligence claims in New York and throughout the United States involves a misdiagnosis. When a doctor or another medical professional misdiagnoses a disease or serious condition, the consequences can often be fatal or catastrophic. That’s why it’s critical you contact an experienced New York medical misdiagnosis attorney right away.

There are several reasons why you need to contact us as soon as possible. First and foremost, we want to help you know about your rights and understand your options. It’s also important to take prompt action because a delay could affect your ability to legally obtain compensation for your case. If you wait too long, you may lose your right to file a misdiagnosis lawsuit.

The sooner you contact us, the faster we can begin a comprehensive investigation. Evidence may disappear with time. The medical professionals who may be responsible for your misdiagnosis might change their stories. Demand justice. Contact us today.

What types of medical misdiagnosis cases does attorney Reiter handle?

Medical misdiagnosis cases can cover a wide range. Some of the most common cases we handle involving misdiagnoses at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC, include:

  • Delay in diagnosis – Such cases often involve doctors who fail to order or conduct the necessary tests in time to properly treat a serious disease
  • Failure to make diagnosis – These cases frequently involve doctors or medical specialists who misread charts or overlook obvious signs of a serious disease
  • Cancer misdiagnosis – When doctors fail to diagnose cancer, patients lose precious time that could have been devoted to aggressively treating this often deadly disease

What are common symptoms of medical misdiagnosis?

There are many warning signs that something might be wrong with you if a doctor failed to diagnose a serious health problem. Depending on what disease you or a loved one has that was not diagnosed, the warning signs could include:

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Light headedness
  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Swelling
  • Fever

Along with cancer, some of the most serious diseases or medical conditions that doctors routinely fail to diagnose include:

  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Meningitis, especially in children
  • Septic shock
  • Pneumonia
  • Post-operative hemorrhage or infection
  • Surgical damage to vital organs
  • Allergic reaction to food or medication
  • Dissecting aorta

What should I do if I suspect I’m a victim of medical misdiagnosis?

Arrange a consultation with an experienced New York medical misdiagnosis attorney as soon as possible. We can help you deal with a wide range of legal issues that frequently come up during medical misdiagnosis cases. You can read more about this topic on our web page entitled, “How Can a Lawyer Help Me With My New York Misdiagnosis Case.”

If you think misdiagnosis claims are rare, think again. A 2014 study published in the journal BMJ Quality & Safety finds that one in 20 adults – an estimated 12 million Americans – who seek care in emergency rooms or community health clinics face diagnosing errors. Of these diagnosing mistakes, researchers estimate up to 6 million diagnosing errors may cause harmful side effects. Previous studies focused on diagnosis errors in hospitals, but the recent research found a widespread problem in outpatient clinics and doctors’ offices.

Why should I hire New York medical misdiagnosis lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter?

Many attorneys talk about what they can do for clients. We believe our case results speak for themselves. When it comes to medical misdiagnosis, we have consistently secured sizable settlements and verdicts for injury victims and their families throughout New York, including many multi-million-dollar cases:

  • $22.97 million for delaying treating pneumothorax, causing brain damage (one of the top medical malpractice verdicts in the United States for 2014)
  • $3.5 million for ffailure to make diagnosis pulmonary edema, causing brain damage
  • $2.1 million for failure to make diagnosis prostate cancer
  • $2 million for misdiagnosis of Crohn’s disease

We secured these large judgments because we vigorously investigated every single case and put our extensive resources and years of experience to work for each client and family. We leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth. This detail-oriented approach drives everything we do at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC. We passionately pursue justice.

We work hard because we make a difference in injury victims’ lives. Contact us.

Building strong, compelling legal cases takes hard work, determination and a high level of professionalism. Our attorneys and support staff who work at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC possess all these traits. We work hard because we know that’s what it takes to make a difference in injury victims’ lives.

If you’re dealing with the aftermath of a misdiagnosis, the money we obtain for you will enable you and your family to continue to live your lives with dignity. Your case is about more than just money. It’s about holding health care providers accountable for their actions.

Put the power of a compassionate, experienced New York City attorney to work for you. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation. We’re here for you when you need us most. We will not rest until justice is served.

Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC – we make things right.

Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC

Empire State Building

350 5th Ave #6400

New York, NY 10118

Phone: 212-736-0979