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How Can a Lawyer Help Me With My New York Misdiagnosis Case?

Get the facts from New York misdiagnosis attorney who delivers results in case after case

Many people believe they can handle their medical misdiagnosis case on their own. They may assume that since a doctor or another medical professional did something wrong, they will be fairly compensated for their medical issues.

Never assume anything. Insurance companies for doctors and hospitals have a reputation for not fairly compensating injury victims or their families. In many cases, the money they offer to victims of misdiagnoses and their families does not begin to cover the true cost of their case.

That’s why it’s critical you contact an attorney as soon as possible. A delay could affect your ability to be fairly compensated in New York State. In many cases, there is time limit, known as a “Statute of Limitations,” on how long you can take legal action after your misdiagnosis.

We work relentlessly for clients. Discover what we can do for you. Contact us.

We know you must have a lot of questions about your case. That’s why we have compiled a list of some of the most common questions people have concerning misdiagnosis cases and how a lawyer can help you. The more you know, the smarter your decisions.

Complicated cases demand experienced attorneys. That’s why it’s critical you contact New York City medical malpractice lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter. Our team of attorneys and legal professionals has won a wide range of negligence claims for clients throughout New York State. We consistently secure large verdicts and settlements for one simple reason: we work relentlessly for our clients.

Put the power of a dedicated, results-driven law firm to work for you. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation at our office in The Empire State Building. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC

Empire State Building

350 5th Ave #6400

New York, NY 10118

Local: 212-736-0979

Frequently asked questions about medical misdiagnosis


What are the common causes of medical misdiagnosis in New York?

Misdiagnosis cases frequently fall into two categories: delay in diagnosis and failure to diagnose. In both instances, these cases can often be traced back to mistakes made by doctors, medical technicians or other medical professionals.

Some of the most common causes of medical misdiagnosis cases in New York involve:

  • Fatigue – tired doctors often make mistakes
  • Poor training – unskilled physicians misunderstand symptoms
  • Overbooking – busy doctors often don’t have time to examine patients
  • Failure to correctly read medical charts
  • Failure to correct identify a patient’s symptoms

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What are the warning signs of medical misdiagnosis?

There are so 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 have that was not diagnosed, the warning signs could include:

  • Your symptoms don’t get better with treatment
  • Symptoms don’t match your diagnosis
  • Your diagnosis is based only on a lab test (lab tests can produce false positives)
  • Your doctor says your complaints, which are common to a specific condition such as a heart attack, are due to some uncommon ailment.

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What if my doctor denies misdiagnosing my disease?

Many doctors often deny making a mistake. Their insurance companies will stand by them and use tricks and tactics to get you to either settle for less than you deserve or the company may deny your claim outright. They don’t intimidate us. We know how to investigate claims of misdiagnosis, how to compile the evidence into a strong case and hold medical professionals and hospitals accountable for their actions.

Contact us. We can help. We have a strong track record of success in New York City and across the state.

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What should I do if a loved one dies due to medical misdiagnosis?

We can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit in New York against the doctor or hospital responsible for the death of your loved one. We have years of experience handling such complicated cases. We understand New York’s misdiagnosis laws. We know how to get results. Put your trust in us.

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Should I accept an offer from a hospital or insurance company for my medical misdiagnosis?

Always discuss any financial offer with an experienced New York medical misdiagnosis attorney. What might seem like a great offer could actually leave you and your family with hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid bills.

It’s also important that any offer takes into account losses you might not have even thought about, such as future lost earnings or the costs associated with hiring people to take care of tasks you previously handled on your own. Make sure you’re making a wise decision. Contact New York City Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC .

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Why should I contact a lawyer to handle my medical misdiagnosis case?

Many misdiagnosis cases in New York can be extremely complex. These cases often involve large hospitals in Manhattan and other boroughs in New York City. Waging a legal battle against large hospitals and their insurance companies can be complicated.

You don’t have to deal with this problem on your own. We can help. Our experienced misdiagnosis attorneys know how to:

  • Analyze medical charts
  • Search for evidence
  • Compile the facts into a strong legal case
  • File a lawsuit if necessary to obtain the money you rightfully deserve

Put your trust in us. Contact Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation. We’re ready and eager to work with you.

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Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

Lenox Hill Hospital

A 652-bed teaching hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital is located in the Lenox Hill neighborhood at 100 E. 77th Street. This 652-bed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan serves mostly patients from Manhattan, but other patients are admitted from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island and throughout the tri-state region. Anyone who suspects negligence after treatment should speak with an experienced attorney immediately.

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Bellevue Hospital Center

Bellevue Hospital Center at 462 1st Avenue has 828 beds and experiences 115,797 emergency room visits each year. Bellevue had a higher rate of infections compared to hospitals in other states, according to a New York State Department of Health Report in 2009. Anyone who is injured by the negligence of a doctor or nurse at this Manhattan hospital, the oldest in the United States, will need an experienced attorney with experience and resources needed to take aggressive action.

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New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital

Lower Manhattan Hospital at 170 William Street in New York is one of the main campuses of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. This hospital, with 170 beds, provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services. According to an article in the New York Post, New York-Presbyterian scored 18 percent below average for patient safety in a ranking of hospitals by Consumer Reports magazine. Patients who suspect medical malpractice should not hesitate to arrange a consultation with a New York City attorney who can investigate and hold the negligent medical care provider accountable.

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Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The main hospital known as the Petrie Division is located at First Avenue and 16th Street. But Mount Sinai Beth Israel has other campuses, including Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Union Square. Mount Sinai Beth Israel is a teaching hospital with 1,368 beds. If you suffered any form of negligence while being treated at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, take action immediately to protect your rights.

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at 1275 York Avenue in Manhattan provides cancer care to patients. The hospital is composed of two institutions: Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, which provides patient care, and the Sloan Kettering Institute, which is focused on research. Patients who suspect a failure to diagnose cancer or some other type of hospital negligence can contact a lawyer to discuss options.

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Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital at One Gustave L. Levy Place is a 1,048-bed facility founded in 1852. It is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the country. Consumer Reports rated Mount Sinai 31 percent below average for patient safety. If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice at any Manhattan hospital, don’t wait to contact an attorney to find out if you have a case. You may be entitled to compensation.

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St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center at 1111 Amsterdam Avenue was ranked No. 14 out of the 30 worst hospitals for patient safety, as identified by Consumer Reports. The magazine examined four key measures of patient safety: hospital-acquired infections, readmissions and the quality of communication between staff and patients in regard to medications and discharge planning.

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New York-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center at 630 West 168th Street was described by a lawmaker as having “horrendous conditions.” Emergency room wait times last an average of 85 minutes, which rank among New York’s 10 worst. Any patient who was treated at the 995-bed hospital in Washington Heights and suspects negligence should not hesitate to speak with an attorney for a free consultation.

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Harlem Hospital Center

Harlem Hospital Center at 506 Malcolm X Blvd. received a 20 on a 1-to-100 scale gauging patient safety by Consumer Reports. The hospital received the second worst score in the nation, according to a New York Post report. Harlem Hospital told Consumer Reports it needs to improve in some areas, according to the Post. The hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 272 beds.