Brain Tumor Misdiagnosis
New York Brain Tumor Misdiagnosis Attorneys
Brain tumor signs and symptoms can vary dependent upon the type of brain tumor and where it is located in the brain. Headaches, inability to read, write or understand numbers or even a seizure may be some of the symptoms that you experience with a brain tumor.
Medical professionals, including primary care doctors, internists, radiologists, emergency room doctors, etc. have been trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of brain tumors and their failure to do so can result in you not receiving the prompt and correct diagnosis and treatments needed. This failure can allow you to recover compensation for damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Hackett Law P.C. has represented clients with brain cancer and their survivors in cases involving a misdiagnosis, failure to properly diagnose, delayed diagnosis or mistreatment of a brain tumor. Contact Hackett Law P.C. if your feel that you or a loved one have been a victim of a brain tumor misdiagnosis.
Effective Medical Expert Review
An effective brain tumor diagnosis is reliant upon doctors, as well as, sophisticated imaging tests including CT scans and MRIs. Our medical experts will review your medical records to determine if a medical professional read your test results incorrectly or if any physicians failed to act on any accurate test results.
We will also investigate as to whether there was a deviation from good and accepted practice in the treatment of the brain cancer or tumor. Was surgery performed timely or did a physician fail to refer you to a surgeon or oncologist, thus not providing you with the aggressive treatment your condition required? These are just some examples that our investigation will consider in determining if there is a viable action.
Additionally, we will determine if the brain tumor or other central nervous system tumor in an adult were the result of other tumors in the body. For example, from the lung or breast. The medical malpractice attorneys at Hackett Law P.C. will assess if malpractice was involved in the diagnosis of the primary tumor in addition to the brain or spinal cord tumor.
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Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis
New York Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney
Successfully fighting breast cancer requires early diagnosis, a doctor’s failure to diagnose breast cancer in a timely manner can result in the cancer cells traveling to lymph nodes affecting a patient’s chance or survival. Misdiagnosis of breast cancer can cause a patient’s condition to change from Stage 1 cancer that is treatable and has an excellent chance of survival to a Stage 4 cancer that significantly affects the treatment that is necessary and severely affects the chance of survival.
The three most common types of breast imaging are mammography, ultrasound (sonogram) and breast MRI. However, abnormal findings are often missed by unskilled radiologists interpreting these tests. According to the National Cancer Institute in 2012, there were approximately 3 million women living with breast cancer in the United States.
The New York breast cancer malpractice lawyers of Hackett Law P.C. have represented numerous clients that have had a misdiagnosis of breast cancer due to either negligence, late diagnosis or mammography error.
Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Since a mammogram is specifically for early cancer detection, mammography errors can have devastating effects on patients. There are two reasons for a mammography, the first is a “screening mammogram” done routinely to check if there are any unusual changes in the breast that can be detected before symptoms present themselves. The second is a “diagnostic mammogram” and is done when a mass or other symptom presents itself.
We can review your case to help you understand the complete medical scope of your claim. The medical malpractice firm of Hackett Law P.C. will conduct an intensive and thorough investigation and working together with our retained breast cancer specialist in reviewing your case. Hackett Law will retain an expert radiologist to examine the films. We also retain accountants and financial analysts, if necessary, since medical malpractice cases may have associated losses which mayl include lost wages, cost of care and many other issues.
Contact Hackett Law P.C. or call us at 516-248-8877, if your breast cancer was undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, had a late diagnosis or was due to mammography error to discuss your case. We offer a FREE no-obligation consultation. We will fight for you or your loved one to get the compensation you deserve.
New York Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney
A misdiagnosis of cancer may result in the patient not receiving the correct medical treatment in a timely manner. A misdiagnosis of cancer usually occurs when a physician or doctor fails to provide the proper attention to the patient or take the time to listen to their symptoms and complaints. Not ordering the correct diagnostic tests or referring the patient to a qualified oncologist may delay the cancer diagnosis months or even years.
This type of malpractice can allow the cancer to progress and metastasize causing severe injuries.
Contact Hackett Law P.C. and let our medical malpractice attorneys review your cancer misdiagnosis claims and provide you with a FREE no-obligation consultation.
Cancer Diagnosis and Early Detection
Most medical treatment is done by general practitioners or emergency room physicians and these professionals treat a variety of conditions. However, it is extremely important that the correct referral is provided to a specialist when they encounter a complex condition. Early detection and diagnosis of cancer can seriously affect the long-term impact and quality of life. A doctor that is negligent and either fails to detect or misdiagnoses the signs and symptoms of cancer can cause a life threatening disaster.
Prompt diagnosis and early treatment can have a significant impact towards cancer survival, given the progressive nature of most cancers. Misdiagnosing or a delayed diagnosis can usually delay cancer treatments several months after the symptoms have presented themselves to the physician, which can significantly impact successful cancer treatments.
Long Island Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Hackett Law P.C. has extensive experience with cancer misdiagnosis medical malpractice cases, with qualified medical personnel to review your records and investigate the medical information that will build a successful case for you or a loved one. Our experts will review the circumstances surrounding the medical treatment you received to determine if cancer could have been diagnosed sooner so that treatment could begin earlier. If you are entitled to compensation, Hackett Law has the resources to protect the interests of you and your family.
Please contact Hackett Law P.C. to file a medical malpractice claim since there is a Statute of Limitations for the lawsuit. We offer a FREE no-obligation consultation for all medical malpractice claims.
New York Construction Accident Attorney
Involved in a New York Workplace Accident?
New York has numerous construction projects going on and construction accidents are common to both workers and innocent bystanders. Hackett Law P.C. has represented construction workers, employees and innocent bystanders for years and has recovered significant awards for the injured parties.
Patrick J. Hackett, Esq. has almost 30 years of experience in all areas of personal injury and his extensive trial experience and aggressive style has assisted him in obtaining significant settlements for his clients. Hackett Law is sought after by many other firms and has been retained as trial counsel on a number of personal injury cases.
Most Workers Can File a Personal Injury Claim After an On-the-Job Injury
If you have suffered a construction accident injury, ladder accident, scaffold accident injury or any other type of workplace accident injury, the qualified personal injury attorneys at Hackett Law P.C. are ready to work with you to protect your rights and make sure you receive full compensation for your pain and suffering. Many workers injured while working are unaware that they may be entitled to bring a personal injury action and that they are protected by New York Labor Laws.
These laws apply to almost all construction trades, including electrical, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC and masonry. New York State and Federal laws protect employees in all other types of industries as well. Even if you are filing for or are receiving Workmen’s Compensation, you may be able to bring an action and collect money damages.
If you have been injured in a construction accident in New York, Hackett Law can discuss your legal options with you. Please contact us or call us at 516-248-8877 and schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
Construction Accident, Personal Injury Attorneys
Construction sites can be extremely hazardous for workers, other employees and innocent bystanders, especially when proper safety precautions are not taken to minimize the risk of accidents and injuries. The Hackett Law construction accident attorneys are experienced in handling construction accident and other personal injury lawsuits. We have helped many workers in NYC with their personal injury cases. Some of the personal injury accidents we have been involved in include:
- Crane accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Scaffolding falls
- Forklift accidents
- Brooklyn construction accidents
- Queens construction accidents
- Bronx construction accidents
- Other construction accidents
If you have been injured in any construction-related accident or other on-the-job accident, contact Hackett Law to schedule a FREE no-obligation consultation. Call us at 516-248-8877, or contact us online today. Serving Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn and all of New York State.
*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
Ladder Accident Attorney New York
At construction sites, ladder accidents are among the most common workplace injury causes and with the various types of ladders and the heights that are used at work sites, ensuring that the equipment functions correctly and the proper ladder type is used for the specific type of job is of the utmost importance.
When a worker using a ladder where working at heights above ground level is exposed to danger which can result in a significant injury or death. Falls from even the smallest of ladder heights could end up leaving victims suffering from serious injuries. Specific laws and rules have been created in New York to protect construction workers who are required to perform their duties at various heights.
A Fall from Any Height May Cause Injury
A ladder accident may be responsible for some very common injuries to the foot, ankle, knee, back and head, etc. Any of these injuries will make it very difficult for the injured worker to get back to work. The Hackett Law ladder accident attorneys will investigate the accident beginning with the cause of the accident. We will examine whether the proper safety equipment was provided and identify if the product was defective. Our investigation will look for any reporting discrepancies, from the employer or a third party, regarding the accident.
If you have been injured in a ladder accident in New York, Hackett Law can discuss your legal options with you. Please contact us or call us at 516-248-8877 and schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
Learn the Rules and your Rights from Hackett Law
Ladder accidents in New York are protected under the New York State Labor Laws and Federal rules have also been enacted to assist construction workers and employers on the safest method of using properly accepted ladders when performing construction.
The attorneys at Hackett Law P.C. are familiar with ladder accident cases and familiar with the both NYS and Federal laws to help insure that our clients receive the maximum recovery possible for their injuries.
New York Scaffold Accident Attorney
Scaffolding accidents in New York occur almost every year and usually involve construction workers and can result in serious or permanent injury or death. Hackett Law P.C. has represented construction workers that have been injured or their loved ones if a death has occurred. Scaffold accidents are frequently due to negligent construction or maintenance of a scaffold or the failure of the construction company to provide employees with adequate protection from the hazards of working at various heights.
The failure to supply the appropriate safety equipment may cause catastrophic injuries or even wrongful death. The personal injury attorneys at Hackett Law P.C. are determined to investigate any scaffold accidents in New York and pursue the necessary litigation.
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Reasons for scaffolding accidents in New York
- Scaffold Construction Negligence: Falls often occur due to negligent scaffold construction. The owners, general contractors and employers are obligated to ensure that workers on scaffolds are safe and falls are prevented.
- Safety Precaution Negligence: A majority of scaffolding accidents are caused either by the planking or support collapsing or a worker falling from a scaffold due to either a lack of guards, a lack of safety lines or netting. During our investigations, we will determine how the accident happened.
- Labor Law Section 240: The New York State Legislature passed laws to protect construction workers exposed to elevation level risks to minimize the dangers involved in construction and scaffolding work. These laws put the responsibility for scaffold safety on owners, contractors and employers.
Properly made scaffolds are safe for workers by constructing them according to the manufacturers’ specifications, that is ensuring guardrails are securely fastened on all sides and ends; providing safety and life lines, or other systems to ensure workers are protected from injury; and using safety nets. When failing to meet these safety requirements, owners and contractors should be held accountable for any injuries or wrongful death caused by their negligence.
Construction accident lawyers and experts
The construction accident attorneys at Hackett Law P.C., as well as, our construction experts are aware of the rules and regulations to be followed at construction and demolition sites. They strive to ensure that the rights of all injured workers are protected under the law. The personal injury lawyers at Hackett Law, P.C. have been successful in proving that owners and contractors were liable where workers fell from scaffolds due to not being provided the proper safety equipment, or were injured by falling objects.
Contact a Qualified Personal Injury Attorney
Contact a qualified attorney as quickly as possible after a scaffolding accident so that they may begin investigating the accident. An early investigation allows for a prompt safety violations report to OSHA, which are instrumental in evidence preservation, in addition to protecting the rights of an injured worker.
Hackett Law P.C. offers a FREE no-obligation consultation to explain your options and help you decide what actions to take.
*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome