A Syracuse Law Firm That Fights For Your Rights
Medical professionals are supposed to help us get better when we are sick. In order to do that, they have to first determine what the problem is. A diagnostic error means the person won't receive the proper treatment and won't get better. In some cases, these errors are fatal. The medical malpractice attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC hold negligent doctors accountable for diagnostic errors.
Doctors and other medical professionals go through years of training to learn how to do their jobs competently. There are also established standards of care that they are expected to follow, designed to help steer them toward the correct diagnosis. When these standards are not followed due to negligence, people can be hurt needlessly.
In addition to pain and suffering, diagnostic errors can also have a major financial impact on a person's life. There may be multiple doctor appointments, tests, hospitalizations and medications, and medical expenses can add up fast. The illness or condition may also prevent a person from working, resulting in loss of income.
We Offer Experienced, Effective Representation
We usually go to see a doctor because we aren't feeling well. When we go for an examination, we are putting our health into the doctor's hands. We trust that the doctor is competent and professional, will evaluate our symptoms and run any necessary tests to determine what's wrong.
But doctors and other medical professionals don't always do their jobs the right way. When there is negligence, the correct diagnosis of your illness is not made. Symptoms get overlooked, tests are misinterpreted, X-rays are misread. You are given the wrong diagnosis, and treated for something you don't have. Meanwhile, your actual problem continues to get worse.
Some types of diagnostic errors include:
There is no excuse for any of them. But doctors and hospitals don't admit they were negligent. They-and their insurance companies-have the lawyers and the resources to fight against malpractice claims. Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC has the lawyers and the resources to help you fight back.
A Law Firm That Gets Results
Our top concern is your health. We make sure you are properly diagnosed and that you get the care that you need. Next, our legal team conducts a thorough investigation of your case. We review your medical records and other relevant documents, interview witnesses and consult experts. We know where to look for evidence of negligence.
This helps us build a strong case that gives you the best chance of recovering the compensation you need and deserve. We determine the true value of your claim, including current and future medical expenses, lost income, any disability or disfigurement and pain and suffering.
When insurance companies see that we are serious about your case, we are in a better position to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. But if a settlement is not possible, our attorneys have the litigation skills that win cases. We will fight for you in court.
If you have suffered harm because of a diagnostic error by a doctor or hospital, we want to talk to you. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We will review your case, go over your legal options and answer any questions you have for us.
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Car Accident Results in Brain Damage $9,000,000
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Maximized Case Value
We are committed to maximizing the value of every case to ensure that our clients receive the necessary compensation to get back on their feet.
Experience on Your Side
We possess decades of experience fighting for justice on behalf of people who have suffered serious injuries due to someone else’s negligence.
Direct Involvement in Your Case
Our partners are directly involved in every case that we take on, ensuring that each client receives the dedicated attention he or she deserves.
We have secured many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, including the largest award in Onondaga County.