Misdiagnosis of a Medical Condition

When a patient seeks advice from a physician, it may be for a check up to make sure he or she is healthy or it may be because of a specific complaint or problem.  A physician cannot properly evaluate a patient without a methodical approach and must follow generally accepted means and methods.  A physician cannot properly treat a medical condition or assess a patient without first obtaining all necessary information and then adequately and correctly diagnosing a problem. Proper diagnosis, then, is the first and essential step in the treatment process. Medical professionals are also responsible for recognizing potential medical problems before they become life threatening or chronic. This means practitioners must perform tests that are acknowledged by medical professionals to assist in such evaluations.  When a physician fails to act in accordance with the set standards of his or her field, he or she may have committed medical malpractice. At the Law Offices of Bradley A. Sacks, we have a wide range of experience litigating medical malpractice cases.

Stroke, Cardiac Problems, Cancers, Traumas and Fractures

Unfortunately and too often, doctors fail to properly diagnose patients who have suffered a stroke or other cardiac problems either because the symptoms of these ailments can vary greatly or doctors do not take the time to carefully listen to patients.  Still, a physician is required to be familiar with potential symptoms and recognize them in patients.  Physicians are required to perform available routine tests and diagnostic procedures to screen patients for cancers and for those patients who already exhibit symptoms of any type of cancer. When a doctor's treatment falls below the requisite standard of care established by the medical community, he or she may have committed medical malpractice. After trauma, physicians are required to assess whether or not a patient has suffered a fracture or displacement of a joint.  The patient must be carefully examined, and imaging studies must be obtained and carefully reviewed.  When a medical professional fails to adhere to this standard and further harm is caused, he or she may have committed medical malpractice.

There are many other types of medical conditions that may be misdiagnosed and circumstances in which a medical professional will have failed in his or her obligation to a patient.  The Law Offices of Bradley A. Sacks has the experience to assist you in leveling the playing field to obtain for you or your loved one monetary compensation for the suffering, diminished enjoyment of life and financial losses that can result from one of these medical tragedies.

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