When Doctors Fail to Diagnose
Medical malpractice is a term that is used for a variety of different offenses. Most people think of medical malpractice as only applying to a gross, negligent mistake made by a doctor during a procedure being performed on a patient such as a accidental amputation or leaving a towel inside a patient. But, while these are all forms of medical malpractice, they are not at all the most common kinds.
Perhaps you recently discovered you had cancer and it has now metastasized and treatment is seriously hindered or impossible because of it. If a doctor had previously seen you for something unrelated and you complained of symptoms or there were visual signs that often correspond to cancer and he failed to pursue tests or refer you to another doctor, he or she can be convicted of a form of medical malpractice known as failure to diagnose.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of cancer or another disease which a physician failed to catch despite obvious signs, contact the offices of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.
Who Can Be Charged with Failure to Diagnose?
Failure to diagnose can apply to a variety of medical professionals including:
- Nurse practitioners
A failure to diagnose a serious disease can allow it to progress untreated. Medical professionals who commit this egregious error should be held responsible for the harm they cause.
Contact Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If your or someone you love has fallen victim to a negligent medical professional, contact the offices of the San Antonio medical malpractice attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.