Failure to Diagnose or Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer
Errors by New York City Doctors & Hospitals
In making a diagnosis, a doctor's first duty is to rule out the most
serious or life-threatening possibilities. A diligent physician follows
specific procedures to correctly identify the problem in a timely manner.
When doctors or support staff ignore patient complaints, take shortcuts,
or fail to follow through on testing, patients may suffer irreversible
harm or death.
Sullivan & Brill, LLP pursues medical malpractice lawsuits for delayed
diagnosis, misdiagnosis, and failure to diagnose. We have the experience
and resources to hold physicians and hospitals accountable for lasting
disability, economic harm, and the profound personal impact. We handle
medical negligence cases throughout New York City, including Staten Island, Long Island,
and Westchester County.
Contact us today for a free consultation.
New York City Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Our founder and personal injury trial lawyer, Joseph F. Sullivan, leads
our medical malpractice group. He brings more than 15 years of knowledge
and experience, and
demonstrated results in medical negligence litigation. Our legal team is equipped to handle
all diagnosis errors, including:
- Delayed diagnosis of cancer: depriving the patient of opportunities to
eradicate tumors in early stages of cancer or hastening the patient's
death in latter stages
- Emergency room errors: failure to diagnose and treat heart attack, stroke,
pulmonary embolism, internal bleeding, sepsis, or other life-threatening
- Failure to diagnose serious infections or illnesses
- Failure to diagnose broken bones
- Misdiagnosis resulting in unnecessary surgery or harmful treatment
Joseph Sullivan recently settled a case of delayed diagnosis of cancer
against a Brooklyn dermatologist, recovering $350,000 on behalf of a woman
who sought help for a suspicious mole on her face. She was incorrectly
informed that her biopsy was normal when in fact it revealed skin cancer.
Fortunately, she found another doctor who correctly diagnosed the carcinoma.
Though the cancer was removed before it spread, the surgery left visible
scars on her forehead that would have been avoided had the cancer been
identified and treated at the earlier stage.
Need immediate legal counsel? Contact Sullivan & Brill, LLP today!
The failure to diagnose cancer or other serious medical conditions leads
to thousands of unnecessary injuries and deaths. Sullivan & Brill,
LLP stands ready to fight for your rightful compensation if this happened
to you or a loved one. We understand the financial and emotional hardship
that this type of situation can have on you and your family. When you
free case consultation, we can discuss your legal options as you move forward with your medical
malpractice case. Our priority is your well-being and helping you obtain
justice. Nobody should have to suffer due to the misdiagnosis from a medical
professional, and we are here to help you.