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Delayed Diagnosis

Delayed Diagnosis

Syracuse Lawyers Who Help Injured Patients Recover Compensation

When people are suffering from an illness or other health condition, getting a timely diagnosis is vital. Delays allow an illness or condition to get worse, and can be life-threatening. A delay in diagnosis often occurs because a doctor failed to follow an established standard of care. The medical malpractice attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC hold negligent doctors accountable.

A delay in diagnosis causes the health of patients to get worse. They need further tests to determine the correct diagnosis, and then treatment for their condition. They may be ill for months or longer. Medical expenses continue to add up and in the meantime, they are often unable to work because of their illness.

This type of diagnostic error can occur for many reasons, including:

  • Failing to treat a patient in a timely manner
  • Failing to order routine medical tests
  • Reading test results, lab work or imaging studies incorrectly
  • Medical chart errors
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failure to refer patient to a specialist

A delay in diagnosis due to negligence is inexcusable. Our firm fights for the rights of patients who have been harmed as a result to help them recover the financial compensation they need and deserve.

We Fight for Your Rights

Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC has the experience and the resources needed to win big cases. We conduct a thorough investigation to find out what really happened. This involves reviewing all medical records and other relevant documents. It involves talking to witnesses and consulting medical experts to help us determine if the standard of care was met.

We build a strong case that establishes negligence in the delay of your diagnosis. Then we fight to get you the financial compensation you need to rebuild your life. Many times, we are able to do negotiate a favorable settlement. If the insurance company won't do what's right, we will fight them in court.

In delayed diagnosis cases, time is precious-both medically and legally. A claim for damages must be filed within 30 months of the negligent action. And it can take time to build a strong case.

If you've been harmed as a result of a delayed diagnosis, take action today. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We'll review your case and answer any questions you have.

Record-Setting Victories for Our Clients

Millions of Dollars Won for Victims of Medical Malpractice
  • The Largest Award in Onondaga County $47,100,000

    Automobile/product liability action against snow plow manufacturer after client sustained a brain injury (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Injured in a Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $17,000,000

    Legal action taken against the state of New York after a pedestrian bridge collapse left a client severely injured.

  • Car Accident Results in Brain Damage $9,000,000

    Legal action taken against a pickup truck driver and owner and manufacturer after client was broadsided, sustaining severe brain damage (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Truck Accident Results in Quadriplegia $8,500,000

    Legal action taken against a trucking company and truck manufacturer after a client was injured and left a quadriplegic (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death $5,500,000

    Legal action taken against an SUV manufacturer and repair shop for personal injury and wrongful death (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Airplane Crash Results in Death $5,500,000

    Legal action taken against an airplane manufacturer after a crash resulting in severe burns and wrongful death (Federal District Court, Northern District of New York).

  • Infant Suffered Brain Damage in a Birth Injury $3,000,000

    Legal action taken against a physician and hospital after a C-section was not performed in a timely fashion, leaving an infant with severe brain damage, quadriplegia and cerebral palsy (Superior Court, Rutland, VT).

  • Car Accident Results in Severe Injuries $2,430,000

    Legal action taken against a motor vehicle driver and the state after a client suffered severe injuries during a crash in which a guardrail impaled a vehicle (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Brain Damage After a Medication Error $1,850,000

    We recovered $1.85 million for a client who suffered brain damage after a medication error.

  • Brain Damage From Drug Interaction $1,185,000

    Legal action taken against a hospital and physician after a client was left with brain damage as a result of a drug interaction (Supreme Court, Jefferson County).

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  • “He is doing a great job for me and I love it! His website says he is one of the 500 Best Lawyers in America, and from what I have seen, I believe it!”

    - Former Client
  • “I cannot overemphasize the skills, integrity, and excellence in the practice of law exhibited by John Cherundolo. His mastery of the law cannot be overstated. It is an inspiration to watch him tirelessly champion his clients' interests.”

    - Robert B.
  • “I unequivocally endorse him and his law firm for all matters related to litigation and personal injury. He is a tremendous asset to the legal community and CNY as a whole.”

    - Anthony M.
  • “Amazing lawyers. The best you can get.”

    - Former Client
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Why Choose Cherundolo Law Firm?

Your Future Is Worth Fighting For
  • 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.

  • Record-Setting Results

    We have secured many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, including the largest award in Onondaga County.

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