Negligent Failure To Diagnose Serious Illness In New Jersey
Effective medical treatment begins with an accurate diagnosis. When a missed opportunity to spot the symptoms of a serious medical condition leads to disability or death, the advice of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help you understand your rights and assess your legal options.
If you believe that a failure to diagnose cancer or stroke risk resulted from negligence on the part of your doctor, contact Breslin & Breslin in Hackensack to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable attorney.
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Not every tragic medical outcome indicates negligence on the part of your medical team. Even beyond that, not every mistake by a medical professional amounts to malpractice. In any case of misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or the failure to diagnose a health problem, it is essential to get an expert review of the medical facts.
At Breslin & Breslin, our lawyers work closely with highly qualified medical experts to see whether the fatal or disabling complications in your case resulted from medical malpractice. One key question is whether the misdiagnosis resulted from a mistake that most doctors would know to avoid. In legal terms, this is known as a departure from a recognized standard of care. Another key question concerns causation – can we prove that the doctor’s mistake is what caused the death or disability rather than some other health problem?
Proof of medical malpractice depends on your lawyer’s ability to prove through qualified experts that your doctor’s failure to diagnose an illness in time for effective treatment was an avoidable mistake that resulted in serious injury or death.
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As experienced medical malpractice attorneys, we know how to work with family practitioners, radiologists, obstetricians, emergency physicians and other medical specialists who know professional negligence when they see it.
If we are able to get expert support for your medical malpractice claim, we then concentrate on the most effective strategies for establishing liability, overcoming defenses and proving your damages in detail.
Our attorneys recovered $2.7 million for a client injured by the negligent failure to diagnose a cervical fracture. We also settled a malpractice case for $1.175 million when we proved that the negligent failure to diagnose malignancy in a thyroidectomy workup was the main cause of the patient’s death from metastatic thyroid cancer 15 years later.
The medical negligence practice at Breslin & Breslin focuses on the needs of clients in northern New Jersey. For a free consultation about your legal rights in a case of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, contact us in Hackensack.