A Florida woman has sued a Florida hospital that falsely diagnosed her with cancer, leading to the removal of a section of her rectum. Scary stories like this are unfortunately becoming too common within the medical community across the country, as doctor budgets are stretched thin and doctors are forced to make quicker diagnostic calls with less support. Nevertheless, misdiagnoses are serious mistakes that amount to negligence. If you or someone you love has been incorrectly diagnosed with cancer (or the wrong type of cancer), do not hesitate to contact a New York Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney at Peters, Berger, Koshel & Goldberg P.C. today.
What are the Next Steps After Being Misdiagnosed?
Immediately after receiving word that a prior diagnosis was incorrect, you need to take a series of steps to recover for the doctor’s mistake. First, you should report the incident to the medical board. After doing so you should immediately contact an experienced attorney who can help you with your claim. The lawyer will ensure that the proper authorities and witnesses are contacted and that evidence is preserved in the event your case goes to trial. One thing is certain, doing nothing will not allow you to recover, and can only allow the doctor to wrong other patients in the future. By taking immediate steps to build your case, it is possible that the hospital and/or doctor responsible for your injuries may want to settle out of court rather than face the scrutiny that goes with a jury trial.
Why do I need a New York Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer?
Cancer misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor or product manufacturer takes improper action or makes an error that constitutes negligence. In the doctor’s case, the negligence is also professional malpractice. The damages incurred from a cancer misdiagnosis case can reach significant levels, as one would imagine after he or she goes through the ordeal of unnecessary treatment (or conversely failure to receive necessary treatment). Recovering for damages from a cancer misdiagnosis will not change the fact that the error occurred, nor substitute for the suffering that took place. However, consulting with an experienced attorney can lead to a certain degree of peace of mind, knowing that someone is there to fight to aggressively recover for the wrong that took place.
Contact NY Personal Injury Attorneys Peters, Berger, Koshel & Goldberg P.C.
Misdiagnosed cancer can result in a lifetime of pain and loss to the patient and his or her family. If you have suffered due to a diagnostic error, it is important that you contact an experienced New York Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney right away. The cancer misdiagnosis attorneys at Peters, Berger, Koshel & Goldberg P.C., provide skilled, effective representation to clients who have been victims of diagnostic error. Contact Peters, Berger, Koshel & Goldberg P.C. today at (718) 596-7800 or 1-800-836-7801.