Misdiagnosis And Failure To Diagnose

Misdiagnosis Attorneys in New York City

About Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose Cases

The attorneys of the personal injury law firm of Proner & Proner understand how important accurate and timely diagnoses are to the health of patients. The failure of a physician to provide such diagnoses can lead to needless suffering and even wrongful death. In most failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis cases, careless errors and misinterpretation of symptoms are to blame.

If you are in need of an experienced, aggressive medical malpractice attorney in Manhattan, New York, the law firm of Proner & Proner would welcome an opportunity to speak to you. Contact our personal injury lawyers today if you or a member of your family has been harmed by a physician’s misdiagnosis of or failure to diagnose, address, or treat a serious health condition. Some examples are:

Types of Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose Cases

In providing diagnostic services to their patients, physicians must meet a reasonable standard of care. According to this standard, if a competent physician would have detected and properly diagnosed a condition at precisely the same stage in its progress, then the failure to do so represents an act of negligence. This negligence can serve as the foundation of a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Each medical malpractice attorney at our Manhattan, New York law firm is able to handle the full range of misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose cases, including those involving cancer; nervous, vascular, and arterial disorders; infections and inflammations; brain tumors and other brain injuries; and bowel obstructions.

Damages in Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose Cases

If you have been injured due to a healthcare professional’s inability or failure to diagnose your condition properly, you are entitled to compensation for your losses and expenses. The exact damages you are able to recover depend on the nature and extent of your injury; however, common damages in personal injury cases include compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have lost a loved one due to misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, you may also be entitled to compensation for funereal costs and future losses and expenses.

Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney

To speak with a medical malpractice attorney at the New York City law firm of Proner & Proner about your misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose case, please contact us today. We would be pleased to evaluate your case and advise you of your legal rights and options.


Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.


$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic

Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride


$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck

Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury

Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus

Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation

Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.