The Danger of Unread Medical Test Results

Diagnostic errors are among the most common underlying causes of New York City medical malpractice.  It is self-evident that medical professionals must make reasonable decisions about ordering tests, must diligently read the results, and must make fair assessments of the next steps required based on those results.  However, a new research effort suggests that some…

ER physician “doctors” patient’s chart

Our client was a 24 year old single mother who presented to the Emergency Room of an area hospital complaining of sudden chest pain and difficulty breathing. The technician in triage did the right thing and performed an EKG to record the electrical activity of the patient’s heart. She also performed blood work, along with…