Negligence on the part of physicians and other medical professionals can result in a dangerous delay in diagnosis, leaving patients to suffer unnecessarily. In response to several notable cases where doctors negligently diagnosed or treated patients, New York passed Lavern’s Law in 2018. Instead of patients having only 2 /12 years from the date the doctor committed the negligent conduct to bring a lawsuit, patients have 2 ½ years from the date they discover the doctor’s negligence and up to seven years from the date of a missed diagnosis for cancer.
If you or someone close to you has suffered a serious medical setback, and you think missed or delayed diagnosis might be to blame, the Sheindlin Law Firm is here to help you explore your legal options. I have more than 25 years of experience serving the legal needs of individuals and families in New York City and throughout surrounding areas.
Misdiagnosis can occur in the doctor’s office, radiology lab or any medical setting. Sometimes misdiagnosis is the result of the failure to order X-rays, MRIs or other diagnostic tests. It can also result from miscommunication between hospital departments or simply a doctor not taking a patient’s complaints seriously.
I help clients pursue compensation for pain and suffering, additional medical costs, lost wages and other hardships they could have avoided if only their disease was diagnosed in a timely manner.
Failure to diagnose cancer can be especially damaging. Effective cancer treatment relies on early and accurate diagnosis. When doctors fail to recognize and act upon warning signs, cancer can metastasize to the point where it is no longer treatable.
Whether you have suffered a medical setback yourself or lost a loved one due to misdiagnosis, I am here to handle all aspects of your medical malpractice claim. To schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer, please contact my law office online or by telephone at 212-625-8030.
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