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Seeking professional medical information and guidance from a physician in regards to an injury or illness can be very stressful. Worrying about all the possible outcomes can be an unsettling idea that lingers in a patient’s mind. One alarming area of concern that most convalescents are not thinking of, however, is the issue of dealing with a diagnostic error. Medical malpractice happens at an alarming rate, and errors made by medical personnel can result in treatment not being administered in a timely fashion. Those who suffer harm because of the inattentiveness, neglect, or oversight of a doctor can seek compensation for the injuries and damages they have experienced.
Errors in diagnosis are one of the leading forms of medical malpractice today. While this type of negligence may sound straightforward, diagnostic errors can be broken down into a few different categories:
In cases involving diagnostic errors, the plaintiff has the burden of proof to demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt that medical negligence occurred. These cases can be very complex due to the detailed medical issues involved. The following requirements must be met in a medical malpractice lawsuit:
Preventable oversights happen every day in the medical field, and these errors can mean the difference between life and death for a patient. If you or a family member have suffered harm because of a diagnostic error, Goldberg Sager & Associates can help you determine your options for pursuing compensation for your injuries. For more than 25 years, we have represented clients in medical malpractice matters, and we are dedicated to ensuring that victims receive the compensation they deserve. For a free consultation, contact our experienced NYC medical malpractice attorneys today at 718-514-9516.