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Causes of an Incorrect Diagnosis

Getting a physical or mental condition diagnosed properly is critical for not only peace of mind, but also for treatment purposes. Unfortunately, sometimes patients do not get a correct diagnosis. This can happen for numerous reasons, but most of them typically involve an error at the practitioner or hospital level. The attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP know that many New York patients have suffered from an incorrect diagnosis, but want to help them seek justice for their suffering.

What Causes a Wrong Diagnosis?

Though an incorrect diagnosis should never happen, with due care and diligence, sometimes these mistakes are the result of human negligence. For instance, the following are some common causes of incorrect diagnoses:

  • Failing to perform certain tests
  • Misreading symptoms
  • Misreading test results
  • Hospital error / paperwork error

These mistakes can mean that a patient does not get diagnosed properly, or in a timely manner; even if he or she gets diagnosed correctly eventually, the delay and original mistake could mean that it’s too late. However, patients who suffer from such grievous errors can sometimes be compensated financially.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in New York

Though the compensation you receive from a medical mistake might not cure your individual condition, it can go a long way towards helping you bear the costs of further treatment and/or changes in your living condition. The attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP can help you build a case against an incorrect diagnosis and its after-effects, and you can learn much more about your legal rights when you call our New York office today at (212) 779-0057.

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