No one knows your body quite like you do, so when you feel unwell, you probably trust your instincts and visit your New York doctor so he or she can figure out what is wrong and recommend a course of treatment. Unfortunately, though, some patients find out the hard way that doctors, like everyone else, are not immune to making mistakes. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we understand that physician errors are a serious concern for many patients, but we also recognize that there are certain things you can do to help avoid having a medical mistake wreak havoc on your life.
When you have certain medical conditions, your best chance at a full recovery often comes with an early and accurate diagnosis, but regrettably, not all New York doctors guide their patients in the right direction. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we recognize that failing to diagnose certain specific medical conditions, among them Lyme disease, can lead to a wide range of related complications, many of which can take a considerable toll on your overall quality of life.
When you feel unwell, chances are, you schedule a visit with your New York physician so that he or she can assess what is affecting you and recommend a course of treatment. Regrettably, though, doctors are not immune to making errors, and some errors doctors make can have significant effects on your overall prognosis. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we recognize that, when doctors fail to diagnose, or misdiagnose, certain conditions, it can, in some cases, mean the difference between life and death. Therefore, we have helped many people who suffered due to a missed or delayed medical diagnosis pursue appropriate recourse.
With more and more urgent care centers popping up all the time, many people seeking medical care in New York seem to be choosing these clinics for treatment of their medical needs. Patients appreciate the convenience factor and decreased costs that they provide, but you need to be aware that there can be some downsides. The law firm of Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP understands the potential for urgent care errors.
When you need to take medication for either a chronic illness or an acute one, like many New Yorkers you run the risk of being a victim of a prescription error. These mistakes may come with minor or dire consequences, and in some cases can even result in death. Here at Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, people often ask us how prescription errors can happen.
Customer service typically is not a topic you hear brought up in connection with healthcare. If you do have to seek help from a doctor in Queens, you are likely more concerned about them accurately diagnosing your condition than whether or not they smile at you or make you feel welcome. Yet that does not mean that you should be OK with simply being treated like just another number by a doctor that simply looking to push patients through the doors off their clinics.
If your New York doctor fails to abide by the standards the medical community demands of a professional in his or her role, your health may suffer. However, if your doctor fails to diagnose your pregnancy, or if he or she misdiagnoses your complicated pregnancy, you are not the only person whose health will suffer. So too will your baby's. Birth Injury Guide explores the very real dangers of an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed pregnancy for both mom and baby.
When you get sick and turn to your health care provider for help, you expect him or her to thoroughly research your condition before making recommendations for treatment. However, equally as important as a correct diagnosis is making sure you understand the medication you have been prescribed and have all of the information you need to be able to use it the right way. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we have helped many people in New York to be aware of the dangers of medical errors.
When emphasis is focused on preventing medical errors in New York, many people discuss what doctors, nurses, staff members and other health care professionals can do to eliminate the risks of injuring a patient. However, people seeking medical care also uphold some responsibility to protect themselves by being well informed and prepared to advocate for their health and their safety.
You put a lot of trust in your doctor and other medical providers when you go to them looking for answers to your health problems. Many times as part of the diagnosis process, you will undergo testing. You probably also place a lot of faith in these tests and that they will accurately assist with your diagnosis. However, you may find that this is not always the case when you get a medical test in New York.