As some of the most experienced personal injury attorneys in the greater New York City area, the attorneys at Ronemus & Vilensky, LLP have helped thousands of injury victims. Our trial experience representing individuals and families affected by Lyme disease is backed by our compassionate and caring approach. Our team of lawyers has been instrumental in helping Lyme disease victims and their loved ones secure the financial compensation they deserve. Over our years in practice, we have won millions of dollars in settlements and compensation for victims of this life-threatening disease.
Facts About Lyme Disease
Transmitted to humans through the bites of infected ticks, Lyme disease is a complex and serious health condition that can cause life-altering disabilities and even death. The pathogen responsible for Lyme disease infection is a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. Those infected may experience a wide range of symptoms, including a characteristic rash, fever, chills, joint pain, and fatigue. Detected early, Lyme disease can be treated successfully, restoring the patient to normal health. Left untreated – or if diagnosis and treatment is delayed — the disease pathogen can spread to the lungs, heart, and brain, causing dangerous inflammation that can be fatal.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported each year. Many other cases go unreported. While deaths are rare, many of these deaths can be avoided through quick diagnosis and treatment.
Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment for Lyme Disease
Because Lyme disease shares symptoms with many other illnesses, it can be difficult to diagnose. In fact, diagnosis is made more difficult by guidelines published by a leading infectious diseases organization. In the absence of positive antibody tests and/or the characteristic target-shaped rash around the site of the bite, the guidelines recommend that medical professionals not treat patients for Lyme disease – even if other symptoms are clearly present. The result of this confusing set of medical guidelines may result in Lyme disease victims not receiving the treatment they need, or delaying treatment and allowing the disease pathogens to spread.
Helping Lyme Disease Victims and Their Families
Failure of medical professionals to accurately diagnose patients with Lyme disease, or their failure to quickly begin treatment, opens the door to significant legal challenges, including injury and wrongful death lawsuits based on medical negligence/malpractice. The attorneys at Ronemus & Vilensky have decades of experience in the field of personal injury law. Our track record of success both inside and out of the courtroom has given our law firm our reputation as a highly-respected advocate for victim rights.
Every Lyme disease case is different, with different factors and conditions influencing the direction of the case. We begin each case by taking the time to listen to victims and their families; by understanding their concerns, we are better able to provide competent legal guidance. Then, once our firm has accepted a case, we begin preparing for trial. Our case preparation is legendary in the personal injury law field. We work with medical experts and professionals in many other fields to gain a thorough understanding of victims’ injuries – these professionals often testify on behalf of our clients during courtroom hearings. Our talented team of attorneys do not rest until we have achieved an equitable settlement or financial damages for our clients and their family members. We provide outstanding care and legal support through every step of the process; it is this care that has led our firm to be named among the Top 100 attorneys in the Metro New York Region.
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If you or a loved one has been infected by Lyme disease and has received life-changing injuries, the law firm of Ronemus & Vilensky can help. Our firm has helped thousands of injury victims and their family members, including the victims of accidents, medical errors, civil rights violations, and wrongful arrests. Please contact our law firm at (212) 779-7070 for a consultation or to receive a free, no-obligation quote. We work hard for our clients, helping you to recover the monetary damages you deserve while preserving your rights.