Patient Harm and Recovery From a Medical Misdiagnosis in New York

A medical misdiagnosis can result from a doctor's inexperience, rush to judgment, or misinterpretation of diagnostic tools. It is a mistake that can be quite physically, financially, and emotionally costly for a patient. When a misdiagnosis is medical malpractice then it is a mistake that should never have happened.

Potential Harm of a Medical Misdiagnosis

A patient who has been the victim of a doctor's misdiagnosis faces two main types of harm, including:
  • The correct condition is not being properly treated. If a condition is misdiagnosed, it likely means that the patient's true medical condition, which remains unknown to the doctor and patient, is not being appropriately treated. This puts the patient at risk for additional pain, complications, and even death.
  • Treatment for the misdiagnosed condition may cause unnecessary suffering. In some cases, your doctor may misdiagnosis you with a significant condition, such as cancer, that requires toxic treatments. Chemotherapy, radiation and surgery may be performed without any medical benefit, at great risk to the patient, and with substantial side effects for the patient.

Potential Recovery for a Medical Misdiagnosis Injury

A medical misdiagnosis can cost a patient, and his or her family, dearly. As New York medical misdiagnosis attorneys, we understand what a doctor's mistake may have cost you. Whether you have lost a loved one, or you have suffered physically, emotionally, or financially, we want to help you recover damages for your doctor's negligence.

Our experienced New York City medical malpractice lawyers will fight hard for your recovery of medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering if a New York or New Jersey doctor misdiagnosed you. Please contact us today for more information about your rights and potential recovery. We can be reached at 1-800-PAGAN-911 or via our online contact form for more information.