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Malpractice Involving Asthma Diagnosis or Treatment

Legal News GavelIf you or someone close to you has suffered harm due to malpractice relating to asthma, we can help. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, our Rochester medical malpractice attorneys understand how to navigate these complex cases. Whether your injury was a result of a misdiagnosis or inadequate treatment, we will make every effort to help you secure the compensation you need to deal with your harm.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 18.4 million people with asthma in the United States in 2015. This means that 7.6 percent of all adults and 8.4 percent of all children in the country had the condition. Asthma is a condition in which a person’s airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This can hinder a person’s ability to breathe and trigger coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Shortness of breath can lead to life-threatening asthma attacks. You should know that asthma is a common inflammatory lung disease, and while it cannot be cured, it can be treated.

Unfortunately, asthma misdiagnosis or poor treatment often cause injuries to patients in New York and across the United States. An asthma misdiagnosis can happen in one of two ways:  diagnosing a patient with the condition when he or she does not have it, or failing to diagnose a patient with asthma when he or she does have it. The consequences of a misdiagnosis can be very serious. Patients may undergo treatment for a condition they do not have and end up going through unnecessary treatment and needlessly suffering adverse side effects. When asthma is not properly diagnosed, the patient fails to treat the symptoms, and his or her condition could get worse.

Medical professionals are trained to recognize signs and symptoms of asthma. If a medical professional made an unreasonable error in failing to diagnose asthma or failing to identify a worsening situation, you may be able to obtain compensation through a medical malpractice claim. Medical malpractice is a wide-reaching term that could include a variety of actions or omissions by a health care professional. Under New York law, medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional does not act in a manner that is in line with accepted customs of practice in the medical community, thus causing injuries or death to a patient.

Once malpractice is established, the injured patient may be able to recover a variety of damages, including compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.

If you or a loved one suffered a preventable injury due to an asthma-related diagnosis or treatment, you need to consult a seasoned Rochester medical malpractice attorney who can help. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, we can vigorously advocate for your rights at every step of the way. We understand that dealing with a medical injury can be stressful, which is why you can expect the utmost compassion from our entire team. To talk to a member of our team about your case, call us at 315-479-9000 or reach us via our website.

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