NY Doctor Was Supposed to Diagnose Me, or So I Thought?
NY Medical Malpractice Attorney Jonathan C. Reiter Explains the Dangerous Rise in Stroke Misdiagnosis
Source “Unfortunately, overcrowded and understaffed emergency rooms are a growing problem in American hospitals. While overcrowding in the ER can lead to any number of bad outcomes, when a medical professional misses the signs of someone having a stroke it can be deadly.
According to a Reuters report, “Patients are more likely to be misdiagnosed or experience treatment delays when emergency rooms are so crowded that they receive care in a hallway…” In a survey of 440 emergency room doctors, more than 75 percent said they performed an “abbreviated medical history” on a patient when they were forced to treat a patient in the hallway.
These types of shortcuts can cause doctors to miss the important warning signs of a stroke. According to one doctor cited in the Reuters report, “Past work has found that patients treated in overcrowded emergency departments often have delays in medical care and increased risk of medical errors.”
When time is of the essence for stroke patients, any inexcusable delays can mean the difference between life and death.
If you have been misdiagnosed by a medical professional in New York, you should speak to experienced NY medical malpractice attorney Jonathan C. Reiter who has experience handling medical misdiagnosis cases. “ Source
As per NYC Medical errors lawyer, Attorney Jonathan C. Reiter
“One of the most common negligence claims in New York and throughout the United States involves a misdiagnosis. When a doctor or other medical professional misdiagnoses a disease or serious condition, the consequences can often be fatal or catastrophic. That’s why it’s critical you contact an experienced New York medical misdiagnosis attorney right away.
There are several reasons why you need to contact us as soon as possible. First and foremost, we want to help you know about your rights and understand your options. It’s also important to take prompt action because a delay could affect your ability to legally obtain compensation for your case. If you wait too long, you may lose your right to file a misdiagnosis lawsuit.”
About Attorney Jonathan C. Reiter
The New York City personal injury law firm Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC has assembled a formidable team of experienced attorneys and legal professionals. Individually, many of us forged impressive careers in the legal field. Together, we have become one of the most accomplished law firms in the metropolitan New York City area.
Our attorneys have recovered more than $250 million in settlements and verdicts for clients in the United States and worldwide. We’re renowned for our work on international airline accidents. We also have a proven track record of success with medical malpractice cases.
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