Failure to Diagnose: A Form of New York Medical Malpractice

One of the primary reasons that you go to the doctor is to get an accurate diagnosis of your condition. You expect your doctor to give you a thorough exam and to conduct the necessary tests to diagnose your condition. A failure to diagnose your condition can prevent you from getting appropriate treatment, cause you pain, and endanger you life.

Why Do Licensed Doctors Fail to Diagnose a Condition?

As New York medical malpractice attorneys, we've seen many reasons why properly credentialed doctors fail to make a diagnosis that other doctors would have made. Some of the reasons for a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose include:
  • Rush to Judgment: when a doctor does not consider all of your symptoms or makes a diagnosis based only on some facts
  • Failure to Perform Required Tests: when a doctor fails to perform the tests commonly used to confirm a diagnosis
  • Misreading Test Results: when a doctor misinterprets test results
  • Carelessness: when a doctor is otherwise careless and does not act with the reasonable care that you would expect from a physician

Contact a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer if You've Been Hurt by the Failure to Diagnose a Medical Condition

The failure to diagnose cancer, heart disease, or any other medical condition may be a form of medical malpractice. If the doctor failed to exercise reasonable care in making a diagnosis and you suffered harm as a result, then it is important to contact a New York City injury lawyer as soon as possible for more information about your rights and potential recovery.

The New York medical injury lawyers of The Pagan Law Firm can be reached at 1-800-PAGAN-911 or via our online contact form.