Port Washington, NY asked in Medical Malpractice for New York

Q: my doctor sent me a letter saying i have diabetes three months after my appointment cause they forgot. is this allowed?

i was sent this 3 months late with important information on my health that informed me i have diabetes. this whole time i needed to be making serious changes to my health and was not told till now. is that legal?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: I'm sorry for your ordeal. From a legal standpoint, it appears to be something where it might be difficult and costly to establish the measure of damages suffered because it could involve medical evaluation together with lab services. Further, some attorneys could see it as requiring speculation or modeling to estimate how data could have been different with earlier awareness. You could reach out to med mal attorneys to ask their opinions. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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