Delayed diagnosis claims are among the most common cases brought to the attention of a medical malpractice lawyer in Bronx and elsewhere. It is something that Washington Post correspondent Roni Caryn Rabin is surely knowledgeable about—it happened to her mother, after all.
Rabin’s mother, Pauline, began exhibiting what was earlier thought to be signs of conventional dementia: losing her sense of balance, walking with an odd gait, and repeated falling. It took nearly 10 years for doctors to get the condition right. Pauline Rabin was actually suffering from a condition known as normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)—the effects of which may have advanced far enough in the 10 years of the diagnostic process, that some damage may have become irreversible.