It was a routine check-up with your general physician or specialist. Your last visit was only a few months ago and your doctor had prescribed a specific treatment that didn’t work at all. While you followed the doctor’s instructions to the letter, your condition only seemed to get worse.
Unfortunately, after waiting hours in the office, this new examination only confirmed your worst fears – your physical condition has grown ever worse and the original diagnosis was completely off or missed altogether. Your doctor suggests a new and entirely different approach, but isn’t sure of its success due to your worsened state.
Naturally, the only thing you and your loved ones can ask is – had your medical provider made the proper diagnosis earlier may be you wouldn’t be in this situation?
Sadly, this is a situation we see all too often. Medical practitioners who fail to properly diagnose a situation or miss symptoms altogether end up costing their patients money and potentially irreplaceable time with their family.
Of course, doctors are only human and make mistakes – but in these particular situations we are considering a gross negligence of the highest order: a complete breakdown of any semblance of reasonable medical care.
If you, or a loved one, have suffered this kind of neglect or tragedy you may wish to consider legal action in the form of a medical malpractice claim.
Depending on the circumstances, your family may be eligible for:
-Doctor or specialist fees
-Loss of consortium
-Pain and suffering
-Wrongful death
-Hospital bills
For more information about medical malpractice claims or to schedule an appointment, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys in New York at Oliveri and Schwartz.
We understand how difficult a failed or missed diagnosed condition can be to comprehend, and we’ve seen the emotional fallout that can follow. While taking legal action against the at-fault party won’t undo the damage that has been done, a successful claim can help you move on from the tragedy in peace.
At Oliveri and Schwartz, Our New York medical malpractice attorneys will review your rights and options in a FREE case consultation. Don’t wait until it is too late.
Call 800-427-9546 and get the help you need before time runs out.