Verdicts & Settlements
$4.07 Million - Failure to diagnose and treat a perforated bowel of a 53 year old woman
$2.4 Million - Failure to diagnose and treat a benign brain tumor of a 29 year old man
$1.3 Million - Failure to diagnose vascular insufficiency resulting in the amputation of the right leg below the knee
Failure to Diagnose Cancer, Heart Attack, Stroke and Other Illnesses
When a person goes to the doctor because he or she is not feeling right and believes something is wrong, it is expected that the doctor will be able to correctly diagnose the injury or illness. Doctors have specialized medical knowledge and a responsibility to follow acceptable standards of care to utilize that knowledge in medical diagnoses.
Far too often, however, a person is sent away after being told that everything is fine or having the condition or injury misdiagnosed. Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose can cost patients invaluable treatment time, causing conditions and injuries to get much worse. In situations involving cancer, failure to diagnose the condition properly can even result in death.
Medical Negligence and Misdiagnosis in New York
At Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC, our attorneys have the experience to handle cases of misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose in New York City. If doctors or medical specialists fail to properly diagnose cancer or another medical condition, they may have failed to meet their responsibility to provide an acceptable standard of care.
Our lawyers are equipped to handle cases of misdiagnosis involving heart attacks, strokes, pulmonary embolism, breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer and other types of cancer.
Experienced Malpractice Representation in New York City
Let us help you understand your options if you have had a condition or injury improperly diagnosed. Contact our office in New York City to schedule a free initial consultation with Paul B. Weitz & Associates. Call us toll free at 888-897-5481 to make an appointment.