When you visit a doctor or a specialist, you are counting on them to provide you with an accurate diagnosis of whatever maladies you may be suffering from, followed by a prescribed treatment that can eliminate or reduce the symptoms of those maladies. If all goes well, you’ll be feeling better and thankful that your doctor was so knowledgeable. However, as many medical malpractice lawyers in New York have seen firsthand, the above happy scenario isn’t always what happens.
Occasionally, an inexperienced or even knowledgeable doctor or specialist can give a misdiagnosis, and prescribed treatments or a lack of the proper treatment can cause a condition to become worse, or also result in additional injury to the patient. A diagnosis that is delayed can also result in irrevocable damage to a patient. These types of situations are unfortunately more common than you might think, and when they do occur, it is recommended that you contact a personal injury attorney or malpractice attorney in NYC for help.
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As a patient, you have certain rights, and if the rights are violated, abused, or ignored, you have the right to compensation. A misdiagnosis can be the result of negligence on the part of a doctor, specialist or medical facility, and an experience NYC medical malpractice lawyer can help ensure that you receive just compensation for any additional injury sustained, pain and suffering, medical bills, and other damages caused by the missed or delayed diagnosis. Don’t let a doctor or medical facility tell you otherwise—contact a professional NYC malpractice attorney today and learn about your rights.