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Late and Misdiagnosis of Disease

Early detection of serious health conditions such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, skin cancer, appendicitis, heart attack, strokes, aneurysms and infections among other life-threatening illnesses, can save a life. Proper testing for these conditions often means prompt testing. Whether the testing takes place in the doctor’s office, or hospital emergency room, prompt testing can mean the difference between life or death for the stricken patient. At the first sign of a serious problem, a PSA test, mammogram, biopsy, blood test, Cat scan and electrocardiograms are commonly used by medical professionals to detect a potentially lethal condition. But not always. It may shock you to learn how many times doctors fail to order these tests, at times out of sheer negligence, or when caught up in the confusion of a much over-extended, and under-staffed, hospital emergency room. Compounding the problem are incidences when doctors and radiologists misread the film, or the pathologist misreads the biopsy.

Some of the most common disease where late and misdiagnosis of disease occur:

  • CANCER
  • BREAST CANCER
  • APPENDICITIS
  • HEART ATTACK
  • STROKES AND ANEURYSMS
  • INFECTIONS


These mishaps can lead to unforgiving delays in making a diagnosis. When time is working against you, delays can limit treatment options, worsen prognosis, or even cause death. At Gurfein Douglas you can rely on the scientific training of our two partners to uncover the often hidden technical details of your late diagnosis lawsuit that the untrained eye might miss. With degrees in engineering and biochemistry hanging on their walls right alongside their law degrees, Richard Gurfein and Preston Douglas are your Lawyers With An Edge when fighting for your rights.

Previous Cases

$7,400,000.00 settlement on behalf of a 60 year old woman who became paralyzed in both legs and one arm after her doctors failed to diagnose an infection in her spine.At Gurfein Douglas, our New York medical malpractice lawyers are prepared to handle any challenge, no matter how complicated, and any adversary, no matter how tough they think they are, to get your loved ones the justice, and the compensation, they deserve.

$5,750,000 verdict on behalf of a 20 year old woman who was discharged from the hospital after giving birth to her second son, even though she had a very aggressive infection in her uterus and abdomen.

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We have been leaders in these types of settlements; we are known by pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, and their insurance companies and they know who they are up against. They know we will represent our clients fully and go to trial when necessary. Because of this, we often get you the largest possible settlement before trial. Not pennies on a dollar, but a meaningful settlement! If a fair settlement can’t be reached, we are the advocates you want in the courtroom.

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