New Jersey Failure to Diagnose Attorneys
Misdiagnosis, Delayed Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose
In the course of being treated by healthcare providers for any condition, the caregiver is often called upon to determine the condition from which the patient is suffering (diagnosis). This determination is critical in order for the healthcare provider to provide correct and timely treatment.
If a healthcare provider misdiagnoses a condition, or fails to diagnose a patient’s condition properly or in a timely manner, the patient may receive ineffective treatment, contraindicated and sometimes harmful treatment, or, no treatment at all. Examples of such conditions include but are not limited to, infections, fractures, aneurysms, congenital diseases, mental illness and depression, cardiac disorders and metabolic diseases.
Failures in diagnosis may result in serious injury to or even the death of a patient.
If diagnosis is delayed, the condition may worsen; sometimes to a point where it cannot be treated properly, leaving the patient with a permanent injury. Delays in the diagnosis and treatment of certain cancers, may significantly reduce a patient’s responsiveness to treatment, affect the possibility of recurrences and spread, and, may reduce their chance of survivability. Misdiagnosis (or diagnosing the wrong condition) may also expose a person to incorrect and unnecessary treatment or tests, which could be harmful.
CALL A LAWYER AT 973-845-4421 IF YOU WERE INCORRECTLY DIAGNOSED
Blume Forte’s NJ medical malpractice attorneys and medical staff have extensive experience in determining whether diagnoses were made correctly, and in a timely manner. Please contact us at 973-845-4421 if you have been harmed by a misdiagnosis, so that we may review your medical records at no charge to determine if there were any shortcomings in your testing and treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About New Jersey Failure to Diagnose
The attorneys at Blume Forte collect contingency fees, which means we only get paid if your case wins. The fee amount will be a percentage of what you are awarded for your injuries. We also offer a free consultation where we can discuss any other fees and costs associated with hiring a lawyer.
To collect compensation from a failed or delayed diagnosis you must be able to provide proof you were injured as a result of the delay or failure. You also must prove the failed diagnosis was due to the doctor’s negligence. This can be challenging so it’s important to have collected all your paperwork and medical records. For the best chance at receiving the compensation you deserve, contact a knowledgeable New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer.
The worth of your case will be dependent on how severe your injuries were and how negligent the doctor was. Every case is unique and requires knowing all the facts for an accurate estimate of possible compensation. Contact a Blume Forte medical malpractice lawyer to discuss the details of your case and get a better understanding of it’s worth.