Failure to Diagnose/Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis occurs when a medical professional inaccurately evaluates and diagnoses a patient's condition. This error tends to be followed by improper treatment for the condition. Misdiagnosis may thus prove to be a particularly serious form of medical malpractice. Our malpractice and negligence attorneys have handled numerous misdiagnosis cases for Brooklyn, the Bronx, and New York City residents.

  • Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions
  • The Dangers of Misdiagnosis

Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions

A wide variety of medical conditions are commonly misdiagnosed as a result of medical negligence and malpractice. Our attorneys have handled cases for Brooklyn, the Bronx, and New York City malpractice victims suffering from many serious medical problems who are in need of rapid, effective treatment that they did not initially receive.

A variety of cancers are the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions, including those affecting the breast, lungs, prostate, cervix, ovaries, and testicles. Tuberculosis, diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, pulmonary embolism, bacterial meningitis, and appendicitis are other commonly misdiagnosed conditions. Because these diseases may have symptoms associated with other medical problems, medical professionals who fail to be sufficiently thorough in their analysis may diagnose these conditions inaccurately.

This type of mistake frequently represents malpractice. Medical negligence and malpractice attorneys at our firm have handled numerous successful lawsuits for misdiagnosed cancer patients and others who did not receive prompt, appropriate treatment for their ailments.

The Dangers of Misdiagnosis

While the primary danger of misdiagnosis for patients is that they will not receive treatment for a medical condition that may urgently need it, there are still other risks associated with this form of medical negligence/malpractice. Our attorneys have also seen patients harmed by medications and surgeries for conditions that they did not have that complicated their already serious health problems. Allergic reactions, adverse drug interactions, and other such serious issues can all result from a misdiagnosis.

Contact Our Medical Malpractice and Negligence Attorneys

If you have been the victim of misdiagnosis or any other form of medical negligence or malpractice, you have rights. Attorneys at Kelner & Kelner have the experience needed to help misdiagnosed Brooklyn and New York City patients hold negligent medical professionals responsible for their mistakes, so contact our New York City law firm today.