It is distressing enough to be stuck with a chronic or debilitating illness or injury. When doctors and medical providers fail to detect the source of your suffering, the experience can be frightful – even humiliating. If your condition went unnoticed for an unreasonable period, resulting in preventable pain, personal distress, health complications, and/or excessive treatment costs, you may benefit from legal recourse. Medical malpractice is a severe transgression that often leads to profound personal suffering. You can’t get back the time and opportunity lost to a misdiagnosis, but you do deserve compensation.

If a missed diagnosis intensified the consequences of your condition, The Law Office of Joseph M. Kar, PC can help you make the most of the devastating situation. Medical malpractice cases for a missed diagnosis are based on the following qualifications:

  • A doctor-patient relationship existed;
  • The doctor was negligent – that is, did not provide treatment in a reasonably skillful and competent manner;
  • The doctor’s negligence caused actual injury to the patient.

Often, health conditions are overlooked due to technical errors, such as faulty equipment or improper testing. In such instances, hospitals or technicians may be held liable. Even if you have extensive documentation of the negligent experience, malpractice laws are nuanced and greatly variable. Counsel from an experienced attorney is highly advised. Joseph M. Kar can help you achieve the compensation – and peace of mind – that you’re entitled to. Contact the Law Office of Joseph M. Kar, PC to begin your path to recovery today.