Individuals in New York City and throughout the United States rely heavily on their doctors to diagnose and treat any health issues accordingly. When a doctor or nurse does not diagnose a health issue in an effective manner or fails to diagnose the issue at all, the victim may suffer serious consequences and in some cases, the results may be fatal. If a medical professional fails to diagnose a patient, the patient or their surviving family may want to consider bringing a medical malpractice case against the negligent party.
Unfortunately, instances of failed or missed diagnoses are more common than many people realize. Some of the illnesses or health issues that are most frequently not diagnosed include the following:
- Cancer: an individual’s best chance at recovering from a cancer diagnosis is an early detection. However, if a doctor fails to diagnose cancer in a timely manner, the disease may spread throughout the body and make successful treatment unlikely.
- Appendicitis: when an individual has appendicitis, it is essential that it is diagnosed early and the appendix is removed before it bursts. If not, the results can be life-threatening.
- Stroke: medical professionals are specifically trained to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. If they fail to do so, an individual may suffer from serious impacts.
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact our firm today.
The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny is committed to representing clients throughout New York City who have been injured due to the negligence of another party. If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today for strong legal representation when it matters most.