Is a New York Failure to Diagnose and a Misdiagnosis the Same Thing?


A: In some cases a failure to diagnose may result in a misdiagnosis, but not always. If you go to a doctor and your doctor fails to make the correct diagnosis and makes an incorrect diagnosis then you may suffer both from the doctor's failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis. However, in some cases patients go to the doctor and the doctor doesn't make any diagnosis at all, despite the presence of a condition such as cancer or heart disease that could have been diagnosed by a doctor who was acting with reasonable care.

Whether you have been the victim of a New York or New Jersey doctor's failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis, you may have the right to recover if your doctor breached his or her duty of care and you suffered an injury as a result.

If that has happened to you or a loved one, please contact a New York failure to diagnose attorney at The Pagan Law Firm. A New York medical malpractice lawyer from our firm would be happy to review your case. We can be reached at 1-800-PAGAN-911 or via our online contact form for more information.

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