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Failure to Diagnose

Recover from Your Doctor Who Failed to Diagnose Your Medical Condition

New Jersey lawyers hold doctors to their duty of care

Early intervention often improves the prognosis of an illness and sometimes means the difference between life and death. Modern diagnostic testing methods and advanced medical knowledge increase your chances of detecting a serious illness so you can obtain the care you need. If your doctor’s failure to diagnose your medical condition deprived you of your opportunity to promptly get necessary treatments, you have the right to recover for the damages you suffered.

Established in 1950, Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC focuses exclusively on personal injury and medical malpractice recovery. We act efficiently and purposefully to fast-track your case and obtain your maximum compensation quickly.

Hospital emergency room failure to recognize symptoms of acute medical conditions

Emergency room doctors, nurses and staff face critical, tense situations regularly and must react quickly and decisively to administer urgent care to seriously injured and sick patients. Hospitals have a duty to implement a system of establishing priorities to give care to the most urgent cases promptly. Medical professionals have a duty to maintain training to recognize signs of patients in acute distress resulting from such problems as cardiac arrest, stroke and shock. Because immediate treatment is crucial to reduce damage to organs affected by aggressive illnesses, delays in appropriate emergency room care can cause permanent damage or death.

Cancer misdiagnosis

Thanks to sophisticated diagnostic tools and innovative treatment options, cancer is no longer synonymous with a fatal illness. It is now common for many cancer survivors to live long and healthy lives and to remain cancer-free. However, early detection is essential. A missed symptom or misinterpreted test can allow cancer to progress into the terminal stage.

Controlling infectious and aggressive diseases through timely detection

A variety of viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites and toxins can invade the human body. In many cases, the right early treatment can stop these pathogens from causing serious and fatal illnesses. Yet, often these common deadly infections are misdiagnosed:

  • Staphylococcus (staph) infection
  • Streptococcus pneumonia
  • Lyme disease
  • Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Norovirus
  • Meningitis
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Toxic shock syndrome

If your medical condition was misdiagnosed, we can help

A misdiagnosis can lead to permanent pain or suffering. To recover damages from the doctors and hospital responsible for your misdiagnosis, call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC at 862-263-0770 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation. For your convenience, we have offices in Elmwood Park, Bridgewater, Hackensack, Morristown, and Roseland, with Spanish-speaking translators available by request.

  • In 2022, a year in which New Jersey courts were basically closed for trials, our firm still settled almost 100 cases for in excess of 8 million dollars.
  • Discuss the firm's 2022 settlements.
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Our Offices
  • Elmwood Park Office
    One Broadway
    Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07470
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Hackensack Office
    401 Hackensack Ave
    Suite 706
    Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
    Phone: 201-488-3366
  • Morristown Office
    19 Cattano Ave.
    Morristown, New Jersey 07960
    Phone: 973-922-3900
  • Roseland Office
    425 Eagle Rock Ave
    Suite 100
    Roseland, New Jersey 07068
    Phone: 973-274-5200
  • Bridgewater Office
    440 Route 22 E
    Suite 170
    Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807
    Phone: 908-927-0200