Patients facing cancer diagnoses are typically afraid of the unknown. Treatments for cancer are often aggressive with debilitating side effects, which can be frightening for someone who is already sick. Knowing the treatment may bring about remission is what gets many New York cancer patients through the difficult months. However, for one woman, a doctor's attempt to treat her cancer led to more complications and a medical malpractice lawsuit.
When accidents occur in New York and result in injuries, the aftermath may be an overwhelming time for the family members of victims. Typically, family members may feel relief once patients have stabilized from their injuries, but unfortunately, risks are present along every stage of the healing process. One man in another state was recently awarded $3.2 million in the medical malpractice lawsuit he filed regarding the care his wife received in the days following her surgery.
Patients place their trust in doctors, relying on the skill of a physician to properly diagnose and treat an illness. When receiving a diagnosis of a life-threatening ailment, a New York patient may be more likely to agree to radical procedures to improve the chances of survival. However, if that diagnosis is incorrect, the patient may end up a victim of medical malpractice.
A man in another state recently claimed that medical professionals did not diagnose his stroke appropriately back in 2015. As a result, he has decided to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against two physicians and two medical centers. When patients in New York and elsewhere are harmed by the actions of medical professionals, they have the right to take legal action.
Anyone anticipating an operation in a New York hospital may be concerned. Recent reports name surgical mistakes as one of the leading causes of death and reasons for medical malpractice claims in the country. However, it may be surprising to learn that the doctor a patient authorizes to do the surgery may not be the one actually performing the operation. In fact, a surgeon may not even be in the room while the patient is anesthetized.
When a 41-year-old mother went to the doctor feeling ill, she had a treatable form of cancer in her lung. However, the doctor who examined her did not tell her about the mass on her lung, and the disease spread untreated. By the time doctors diagnosed the cancer in her body, it was too late to save her life. Additionally, the time limit for filing a medical malpractice claim in New York had also passed.
As is the case for many types of medical conditions, stroke victims can benefit vastly and often see notable improvement if they can access prompt diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, when health care providers overlook or misdiagnose stroke symptoms, patients may not get the care they need in time. In the best case scenario, such a mistake may set back recovery signficantly; in the worst case, the patient may die as a result. How fast a stroke victim gets the right treatment can substantially affect ultimate outcomes.
Having a stroke can be a devastating event. It can potentially lead to permanently impaired mental capacity or death. Timely diagnosis and treatment are necessary to reduce the severe effects of a stroke. Unfortunately, misdiagnosis is common. According to a recent study, early symptoms of stroke are commonly missed by emergency room doctors. Women, minorities and young people are especially at risk.
Despite being one of the most prevalent and consequential forms of cancer, breast cancer is often misdiagnosed. Whether your doctor failed to diagnose or delayed the diagnosis of your breast cancer, this type of medical malpractice has serious implications. Survival can depend heavily on early diagnosis and treatment.
Yes, cancer can be misdiagnosed -- or diagnosed too late. In one type of misdiagnosis, doctors tell patients they have cancer. Later, they find out they do not. This can happen when doctors misread screening tests. For example, a colorectal cancer test requires proper preparation of the bowels. If they are not, a misreading of the test results could be more likely. This type of misdiagnosis can cause huge emotional suffering, but in many cases, there are no long-term physical effects. That said, some people diagnosed with cancer undergo harsh chemotherapy and other unneeded procedures before the truth comes out.