As medical malpractice attorneys, we know that the most spectacular medical malpractice stories always seem to make the news. When a doctor amputates the wrong limb, removes the wrong kidney, or leaves a surgical sponge inside a patient, it’s medical malpractice and everyone knows it. What some people may not know is that – overwhelmingly – most medical malpractice incidents are far more subtle and much less spectacular or newsworthy. Every year, for example, about twelve million adults in the United States are misdiagnosed in medical clinics and doctors’ offices. Misdiagnosing a serious illness and prescribing the wrong treatment can cause serious injury to an already-ill patient and can be the basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit. In the New York City area, if you have been the victim of a misdiagnosis that has caused you additional illness or injury, speak as quickly as possible to a trustworthy and experienced Bronx personal injury attorney.
A mistaken medicinal diagnosis can have a seriously negative impact on anyone’s health. You could be diagnosed with a disease that you don’t actually have, or a doctor could fail to detect a serious condition that you’re actually suffering. Either way, you could be seriously injured by the same professionals you’ve trusted with your healthcare. If you’ve been injured due to a misdiagnosis, a good medical malpractice lawyer will get the facts, consult with experts, and fight aggressively on your behalf for the compensation you deserve.
Misdiagnosis can also lead to the wrong medications being prescribed or the wrong procedures being performed. It can mean proper treatment is delayed, often leading to serious or even debilitating complications or injuries. If you’ve been injured – or believe you’ve been injured – because of a medicinal misdiagnosis in the New York City area, now or in the future, act at once to protect yourself. Discuss your case as soon as possible with an experienced Bronx medical malpractice attorney.