Medical errors committed by emergency room (ER) healthcare providers, including physicians and nurses, can result in the loss of life or limb. Regardless of the circumstances, a best possible legal result is dependent on a thorough legal investigation and aggressive, skilled and knowledgeable negotiation and litigation.
At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, we represent clients throughout New York City who have suffered due to a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a serious illness or injury. Our attorneys, including the talented Edward Ruffo, are experienced in holding negligent doctors accountable and recovering the compensation our clients deserve.
Many cases of ER malpractice involve diagnostic errors. A missed diagnosis is common when the patient doesn’t have what is considered a classic presentation. However, doctors are expected to be aware of the atypical signs and symptoms of a disease as well.
Some examples include:
To pursue a misdiagnosis lawsuit, you must prove that a doctor’s negligence led to your suffering. Some illnesses are more difficult to diagnose than others and you may not show the common signs and symptoms of the disease. We have access to medical experts who can help us determine whether your doctor should have diagnosed your disease in its early stages.
If you or a loved one were injured due to negligent emergency room care, or if you have questions about possible malpractice, contact our New York medical malpractice lawyers today.