Failure to Diagnose, Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis
Depending upon the medical condition, a correct and prompt diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death, or the difference between a quick return to activities of daily living and a prolonged hospital stay or lifelong disability. As many as 40% of medical malpractice cases involve the failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, or the delayed diagnosis of a health condition. Common examples include:
The most underdiagnosed conditions are: high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, chronic kidney disease, sexually transmitted diseases, depression, lactose intolerance, asthma, sleep disorders, bipolar disorder and celiac disease. The most overdiagnosed conditions are: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sinusitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and Alzheimer's disease.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict medical malpractice involving a failure to diagnose. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York medical malpractice attorney, contact us now
at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.