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Holding Medical Professionals Responsible for their Oversights

Time is critical. The swift identification of cancer, heart conditions, birth defects and other serious medical conditions is essential to helping patients maximize their chances of recovery. In addition, patients depend upon their physicians to accurately diagnose their conditions. If a physician does not order the right tests, misreads test results or simply overlooks critical information or telltale symptoms, that patient could potentially lose his or her life.

The Finz firm strongly believes that failing to diagnose or misdiagnosing such conditions is unacceptable. For the past 25 years, the firm's New York failure to diagnose lawyers have fought diligently to hold negligent doctors and other medical providers responsible for their carelessness. With its main office located in New York, the Finz firm represents medical malpractice victims and their families nationwide.

Get a Free Case Evaluation with one of the lawyers at the Finz firm by calling toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM, or contact the firm's New York office online.

The Finz firm handles all types of medical malpractice cases, including failure to diagnose the following conditions:

If your doctor failed to diagnose a medical condition, the Finz firm can help. The firm draws upon decades of experience, vast resources and a highly trained staff of professional nurses, personal injury lawyers and paralegals in order to right the wrongs against its clients.

Turn to the NYC Misdiagnosis Attorneys at the Finz Firm

Did your doctor fail to diagnose cancer or another serious condition for you or a loved one? The highly experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Finz & Finz, P.C., will guide you through the legal process of pursuing both financial compensation and justice. Call the New York office toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM or fill out the free Medical Malpractice Case Evaluation form.

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AAOS Recognizes Failures in Diagnosing Compartment Syndrome

February 26, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Compartment syndrome is a dangerous condition that occurs when swelling in one “compartment” of the body is unable to self-alleviate due to restrictions the construction of the body places on fluid moving from one zone to another.  When the pressure from excess fluid builds to dangerous levels, organs can lose oxygenation, resulting in cell death and ultimately amputation of the limb affected.

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Prompt Diagnosis of Compartment Syndrome Key to Good Outcomes

January 31, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

It is not difficult to envision the body as being comprised of different “compartments,” with each area of the body separated from the rest by tissue known as fascia.  These compartments are obvious upon observation, with the arms and legs being separate compartments from the chest.  Having the body compartmentalized is often a positive, as it limits the potential for catastrophic and deadly damage being done to a person simply because one limb is compromised.  But there are scenarios where compartmentalization works against the body.

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Failure to Diagnose Abnormal Fetal Heartbeat and Decreased Fetal Movement

January 03, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The late stages of a pregnancy can be extremely stressful for the parents, particularly for first time mothers who are unsure what are signs of active labor and what are Braxton-Hicks contractions or other normal parts of late stage pregnancy.  Many mothers make multiple visits to the emergency room or OB triage to be reassured things are okay.  Too often, the parents are made to feel bad about wasting the nurses’ and doctors’ time, increasing the likelihood the mother will be afraid to return even if something goes terribly awry.

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Failure to Diagnose: The Stages of Necrotizing Enterocolitis

December 31, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) occurs when a portion of the bowel dies, and is most common in newborn infants.  Risk factors include prematurity, heart disease, and birth asphyxia.  Because the risk factors are well-established in the medical literature, doctors and nurses should be on the lookout for any of the symptoms of the disease in at-risk infants. 

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Placental Abruption Poses Risk to Mother and Child

December 26, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Though birthing classes are not mandatory, many parents choose to attend them, hoping to be as prepared as possible for the event.  Learning breathing exercises and other skills that might help minimize pain (as much as it can be minimized) can provide expectant mothers and fathers with a greater sense of control. 

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Postpartum Risks from Retained Products of Conception

July 23, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Retained Products of Conception (RPOC) are remnants of the placenta and other tissue which can remain in the uterus postpartum.  Doctors should carefully monitor for signs of RPOC, as this condition leaves the mother particularly vulnerable to developing sepsis.  One of the most common, and dangerous, signs of RPOC is sustained vaginal bleeding.  When this occurs, bacteria have an easier path and infection is more likely to occur.

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Cutting Edge Treatment for Sepsis

January 11, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A study presented in the December, 2017 edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences highlights a potential breakthrough treatment for sepsis.  Sepsis, which affects hundreds of thousands of Americans each year, and which is fatal in one third of emergent cases where prompt treatment does not take place, is a major danger in hospitals and other medical settings due to poor diagnostic tests.

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Physical Therapy For Stroke Victims

July 05, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Some degree of physical disability is to be expected when a person experiences a stroke.  Strokes occur when blood flow is restricted to an area of the brain, either from a clot or from a brain bleed, resulting in the death of brain cells.  Whatever functions these cells perform must be relearned by the person who suffered the cerebral-vascular event.

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Wearable Technology Potential Boon to Diagnosis

April 18, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Fitbits, iWatches, and other wearable fitness technology have allowed millions of Americans to have a better grasp of their fitness.  Setting and achieving goals, such as taking 10,000 steps every day, is much simpler to achieve when a bracelet or watch is keeping track.

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Women Need To Take a Closer Look at Their Health

May 11, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

When women are asked about their priorities, the top answers consistently lean towards work and family. Where does that leave a woman’s personal health issues? Many times women place their own well-being on the backburner to attend to life’s other demands. Which is why this week women are being reminded to look after themselves and concentrate more on their health as a part of National Women’s Health Week.

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Creating Awareness About Sepsis

November 04, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

September is sepsis awareness month.  Sepsis remains an under-recognized killer of Americans, so setting aside time each year to work to make people aware of the signs and symptoms of sepsis is a worthy goal.  Without a push to remind people of these types of devastating illnesses, too many of us will let opportunities slip away.

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Failure to Diagnose: Moyamoya

March 17, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A profile in a British newspaper is drawing attention to a rare, but devastating, illness.  Claris Diaz, now in her mid-30s, first realized something was wrong when she suffered a series of minor strokes in her childhood.  Doctors were baffled, and she began to hide her symptoms for fear of what she might learn if she shared them.

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Failure to Diagnose: Childhood Diseases and PTSD

March 02, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A greatest fear for many parents is for something terrible to happen to their children.  There are so many things that can go wrong, it can be difficult not to dwell on all the awful events that could seriously injure or even kill children.  No matter how healthy a child seems, those thoughts can be unshakeable.

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Failure to Diagnose Sepsis: The Mortality of Severe Burns

January 29, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Severe burns are one of the most devastating things anyone can ever experience.  Most of us can only imagine the terrible things burn victims must endure.  We’ve all burned ourselves just a little on a hot pan or stove, and we know how impossible it is to soothe the pain when this happens.  This terrible pain is what most of us think of and fear when it comes to burns, but pain is nowhere near the most serious health emergency when a person suffers severe burns.

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Failure to Diagnose: Surviving Sepsis

January 16, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Doctors and hospitals have long insisted that there is nothing they can do to improve the mortality rate for patients who go into sepsis.  Despite many different hospitals using many different systems, the death rate has remained stubbornly over 25 percent at best.  Many doctors and hospitals still have death rates of 40 percent or higher.  There are some doctors who take for granted that they will lose a quarter of these patients.  After all, if other hospitals and doctors aren’t doing any better, they assume they are doing the best that can be done.

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Failure to Diagnose Coronary Artery Disease: Early Warning System

December 04, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

These days, pretty much everything has an early warning system.  Early warning systems were originally developed in case of natural disasters, such as earthquakes or tsunamis, to warm the public and allow people to seek shelter or safety before the brunt of the disaster struck.  But now there are early warning systems for bank fraud, teenagers at risk for dropping out of high school, and almost anything else you could think of.  People like early warning systems.  They help us feel safe.

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Failure to Diagnose Scoliosis: A Plank to Build On

November 11, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A study performed at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, and published in a recent issue of Global Advances in Health and Medicine City, offers exciting news for people suffering from Scoliosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that affects millions of people in the United States.  This affliction is often painful and can be severely debilitating.

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Failure to Diagnose Blood Clots: The Lasting Effects

November 07, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Deep Vein Thrombosis is only now starting to get the attention it deserves, despite the fact that it has been killing and debilitating hundreds of thousands for years. When the medical community ignores terrible illnesses the priority shifts for how to profit from them.  Now, with enough expensive treatments on the market, there is starting to be proper concern.

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