In a 2003 analysis of 53 autopsy studies from 1966 to 2002, researchers identified diagnostic error rates ranging from 4.1 to 59.8 percent. In four percent of these cases, the patient could have lived with correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Patients can suffer or die when a physician misdiagnoses a condition, fails to render a diagnosis, or arrives at a diagnosis too late to begin treating a condition during its early, more-treatable stages. The Brooklyn misdiagnosis attorneys at Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters have an extensive track record of success helping injured patients and their loved ones pursue compensation for the costs of injury in NYC misdiagnosis cases. Whether we recommend a malpractice insurance claim, an out-of-court settlement, or a lawsuit, we have the skills and resources needed to seek justice for our clients.
Any patient wants to hear we caught it early after receiving a cancer diagnosis. Finding a small tumor in a lung or breast—or noticing a small mark on the skin—may signify the need for a few radiation or other relatively minor treatments. Left untreated, these conditions can grow or spread to other areas of the body, potentially requiring risky surgery or other aggressive treatment, assuming any viable treatment still exists.
Our Brooklyn cancer misdiagnosis lawyers recognize that even the best doctors cannot always accurately diagnose cancer, but have the experience needed to recognize signs of negligence. Our dedicated attorneys work tirelessly, enlisting the aid of top medical specialists when necessary to obtain the evidence needed to develop an effective medical malpractice case.
If you or a loved one suffers injuries due to misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, contact an experienced NYC malpractice attorney at Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. with any questions you may have about your legal rights. Our Brooklyn medical misdiagnosis attorneys can help victims of medical negligence in the metropolitan area when you schedule a free case consultation and evaluation. Even more than lawyers, we consider ourselves client counselors. Let’s look ahead. Together.
At the New York personal injury law firm of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. in Brooklyn, New York, we represent clients throughout the New York (NYC) metropolitan area, including the five boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens. The counties we serve include Suffolk County, Nassau County, Westchester County, and Putnam County.