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Misdiagnosis of Appendicitis Lawsuits

Medical Malpractice Attorneys in New York City

Timely diagnosis of appendicitis is imperative. Left untreated, the appendix can burst, releasing toxic substances into the body, which could lead to serious illness or death. If you or a loved one suffered due to the misdiagnosis of appendicitis, you have legal options. You may be able to file a medical malpractice claim and recover compensation.

At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo Plotkin & Hellman LLP, our lawyers have four decades of experience representing clients in complex medical malpractice claims. We have a long history of successful results. We are leaders in medical malpractice organizations and have frequently written and lectured on the subject.

For experienced legal help with your claim, contact us today to request a free case evaluation.

Signs of Appendicitis

Symptoms of appendicitis include sharp abdominal pain, nausea, abdominal swelling, fever and constipation. Sometimes these symptoms can be mistaken for the flu or another stomach virus. To have a valid legal claim, your doctor must have made clear errors in diagnosis that led to your suffering or harm.

Examples of this include:

  • Ignoring a symptom, or dismissing it as unimportant
  • Failing to conduct a complete medical exam
  • Failing to order appropriate tests
  • Misdiagnosing your illness despite clear signs that you had appendicitis

For a free, no-obligation consultation to determine whether your situation qualifies as a medical malpractice claim, reach out to our experienced lawyers. We’re ready to assess your case and take the appropriate steps to ensure that any wrongdoing is fully rectified by the responsible parties.

Our dedicated New York medical malpractice lawyers are just a phone call away. Speak with us at (212) 684-1880 today or complete a contact form.