Communication is key in any profession. It is essential in the medical industry. If communication errors occur in a hospital or other medical setting, it can lead to disastrous and deadly consequences. For example, when an error in communication leads to the failure to diagnose a patient, that patient might have the basis for a medical malpractice claim.
The failure to diagnose an illness or disease can have disastrous effects on you and your family. To make matters worse, diagnostic errors are more expensive and damaging than errors in treatment, according to a report from Johns Hopkins Medicine. Let's take a look at how failure to diagnose can impact you in today's post.
All across the state of New York and certainly within the metropolitan New York City area, many residents who have wanted to buy their own homes have had to postpone making such a move because of the costs associated with the purchase of a property. One of these costs is the asking price of any home which has been increasing, although the prices of new and resold homes has levelled a bit recently.
When you visit a hospital emergency room in Queens, New York or anywhere in the greater metropolitan area, it is usually due to an acute medical condition that cannot wait until you are able to get an appointment to see your regular doctor. Therefore, it is imperative that everything is accurately documented so that you can get the right care and proper follow-up. Sometimes there are mistakes in ER electronic records that can lead to the wrong treatment or even death. What causes these errors to occur?
Patients in New York often worry about medication errors and what may happen if they are ever a victim. Medication errors can lead to accidental overdose, which can be fatal. What is perhaps most terrifying about this type of medical mistake is that it is on the rise.
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.