Delayed Diagnosis

Syracuse Lawyers Who Help Injured Patients Recover Compensation


When people are suffering from an illness or other health condition, getting a timely diagnosis is vital. Delays allow an illness or condition to get worse, and can be life-threatening. A delay in diagnosis often occurs because a doctor failed to follow an established standard of care. The medical malpractice attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC hold negligent doctors accountable.

A delay in diagnosis causes the health of patients to get worse. They need further tests to determine the correct diagnosis, and then treatment for their condition. They may be ill for months or longer. Medical expenses continue to add up and in the meantime, they are often unable to work because of their illness.

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This type of diagnostic error can occur for many reasons, including:

  • Failing to treat a patient in a timely manner
  • Failing to order routine medical tests
  • Reading test results, lab work or imaging studies incorrectly
  • Medical chart errors
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failure to refer patient to a specialist

A delay in diagnosis due to negligence is inexcusable. Our firm fights for the rights of patients who have been harmed as a result to help them recover the financial compensation they need and deserve.

We fight for your rights

Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC has the experience and the resources needed to win big cases. We conduct a thorough investigation to find out what really happened. This involves reviewing all medical records and other relevant documents. It involves talking to witnesses and consulting medical experts to help us determine if the standard of care was met.

We build a strong case that establishes negligence in the delay of your diagnosis. Then we fight to get you the financial compensation you need to rebuild your life. Many times, we are able to do negotiate a favorable settlement. If the insurance company won't do what's right, we will fight them in court.

In delayed diagnosis cases, time is precious-both medically and legally. A claim for damages must be filed within 30 months of the negligent action. And it can take time to build a strong case.

If you've been harmed as a result of a delayed diagnosis, take action today. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We'll review your case and answer any questions you have.

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