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New York Misdiagnosis Lawyers

Misdiagnosis is a very serious problem in American medicine. The New York medical malpratice attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. represent individuals who have suffered injuries and losses due to a medical misdiagnosis. Our attorneys have many years of accumulated experience in securing settlements and verdicts for those hurt by misdiagnoses.

Misdiagnoses Are Alarmingly Common

According to a 2006 report in the New York Times, autopsy studies show that in about 20% of the cases in which a doctor diagnoses a fatal illness, it’s a misdiagnosis. This adds up to literally millions of misdiagnoses. Worse still, this alarming rate of misdiagnosis hasn’t changed significantly since the 1930s, as reported by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Common Examples Of Misdiagnosis

Other estimates of misdiagnosis have ranged from 12% in cancer cases to 22%/40% in emergency room and ICU (intensive care unit) cases. In fact, a misdiagnosis is one of the most common kinds of mistakes made in the healthcare system. A misdiagnosis can take place at one or more of the many steps in the medical process, and there are several ways that a diagnosis can “go wrong.” Examples include:

Tragic Results

misdiagnosis can have catastrophic results. Fatalities, permanent injuries and disabilities, and even loss of the ‘wrong’ limb have followed misdiagnoses. A patient may not receive life-saving treatment because of a misdiagnosis, or s/he may undergo painful, costly, unnecessary and/or debilitating treatment based on a faulty diagnosis.

Talk To An Experienced Attorney About Your Misdiagnosis

Individuals and families who have suffered due to a misdiagnosis can find top-notch legal representation at the offices of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman. Speak to one of our New York Medical Malpratice Attorneys today about your circumstances.