When dealing with serious or potentially fatal conditions, obtaining a timely and accurate diagnosis can quite literally mean the difference between life and death, or at a minimum, prolonged suffering. Anyone who has fallen victim to a perilous condition, only to discover that they ought to have been made aware of it weeks, months, or even years earlier understands the frustration and anger that this adds to an already stressful and unfortunate situation for you and your loved ones. Sometimes, the difference between informing a trusting patient of an early-stage problem in a timely manner, making it possible for them to successfully curtail the condition at its onset, and allowing them to slip through the cracks only discover the issue once it has progressed beyond a controllable point can be as simple as reading an MRI or CT scan report, or spending an extra minute with the patient to properly conduct a differential diagnosis.
The medical field is extremely complicated. It requires years of extensive training in order to be fully understood. It is understandable, then, that we place our health in the hands of trained professionals who's job it is to apply vastly complicated knowledge to each patient's condition. This extends tremendous responsibility to medical professionals, and they are rewarded with significant compensation for their efforts. However, negligence in the face of this responsibility is unacceptable, especially when it could mean the difference between successful treatment and prolonged suffering. If you believe that your physician failed to diagnose a serious illness that you or loved one now faces, contact Anthony J. Macri, and allow him to seek justice on your behalf (Anthony Macri on Trying Cases). For an ally in the courtroom, contact Anthony J. Macri at 973-538-6200.