Failure to Diagnose
Holding Negligent Medical Professionals Accountable in Syracuse
When we're sick, the first thing doctors are supposed to do is find out what's wrong. Until that happens, an illness or condition can't be properly treated, and a patient's health will continue to get worse. In some cases, this failure to diagnose can be life-threatening. The medical malpractice attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC fights for the rights of patients who have not been diagnosed properly.
Failure to diagnose can occur in any medical setting. This includes doctor's offices, clinics and a hospital's emergency room. A patient comes in with certain symptoms and is diagnosed with some other condition, when they are actually suffering from something much more serious. Patients can also suffer side effects from treatment for an illness or condition they don't have.
There are many factors that can lead to a failure to diagnose, including:
- Failing to consider a potential medical problem when evaluating symptoms
- Overlooking certain symptoms
- Failing to order diagnostic tests
- Conducting tests improperly
- Misreading test results or X-rays
- Failure to refer patient to a specialist
When an illness or condition is not diagnosed, a patient's health may decline because he or she is not receiving the proper treatment. Our firm helps people who have not been properly diagnosed get the financial compensation they need and deserve to improve their health and rebuild their lives.
Experienced Representation That Gets Results
Proving negligence in a case involving a failure to diagnose can be difficult. Doctors and hospitals deny responsibility and insurance companies will do what they can to keep any settlement as low as possible. That's why it's important to have a law firm on your side with the experience and resources that get results.
Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC has a record of taking on big, complex cases-and winning. We know where to find evidence of negligence leading to a diagnostic error. We are skilled at building strong cases that can't be ignored. Our case results include many sizable settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients.
If you suffered harm as a result of a failure to diagnose, contact us today. We offer a free consultation and will review your case, as well as answer any questions you have.
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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.
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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.