Law Firm Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman Addresses Failures During the Diagnostic Process

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Top New York based personal injury law firm weighs in on the prevalence of diagnostic errors that lead to medical malpractice.

New York, NY (PRUnderground) March 19th, 2015

The Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C. Personal Injury Law Firm has represented clients who are the victims of diagnostic failures for many years.  While this is the kind of negligence that one would hope would improve over time, it still accounts for 20% of all medical malpractice claims and lawsuits.

In CRICO Strategies 2014 Annual Benchmarking Report: Malpractice Risks in the Diagnostic Process, analysis of more than 4,700 cases, filed from 2008–2012, alleged malpractice that put patients at risk of a missed or significantly delayed diagnosis.  The study helped identify where failures most often occur so that specific clinical systems and clinician practices can be amended to reduce these kinds of mistakes.
Jeffrey Lichtman, senior partner in the firm stated, “very little attention is paid to the overwhelming amount of failures that occur in the diagnostic process so it is imperative that hospitals and doctors are made aware of the most common areas where these failures occur and implement procedures to prevent them in the future.”
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About Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman PC

The medical malpractice lawyers at Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, along with their team of experienced support staff, have represented thousands of injured New Yorkers in the past 40 years and obtained more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for their clients. In addition to general personal injury matters, the firm handles medical negligence cases, including those involving failure to diagnose, surgical errors, birth injuries, defective medical devices and dangerous drugs.

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