According to several studies, approximately 40% of medical malpractice cases are caused by a failure to diagnose a condition. A failure to properly diagnose certain conditions such as cancer or a heart attack can potentially have life-threatening consequences. However, even failing to diagnose more common conditions such as an infection can result in serious injuries that require additional medical treatment to correct.
There are many reasons why a medical professional may fail to diagnose a condition properly. Some of the most common include:
- Failure to properly recognize symptoms
- Failure to order appropriate tests
- Failure to properly read test results
- Failure to listen to a patient’s concerns
- Failure to refer a patient to the proper specialist
These actions all constitute negligence on the part of a medical professional. When the standard of care you receive from a doctor fails to meet the accepted standards put forth by the profession, you may be entitled to receive compensation through a medical malpractice claim.
New York City medical malpractice lawyer Marc Albert has more than 15 years of experience handling cases involving a failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of a condition. He works with a team of medical experts in a variety of specializations who will investigate your injuries and evaluate your medical records in order to detect signs of malpractice. This expert testimony is crucial to proving medical negligence and helping you maximize your compensation.
During his career, Mr. Albert has developed a strong track record of success, earning numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. If you have suffered an injury due to a medical professional’s failure to diagnose your condition, Mr. Albert will fight aggressively for your rights.
Please contact the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert today to schedule your free medical malpractice consultation. Mr. Albert serves clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area from his offices in Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island.