$5 Million Jury Verdict In Failure To Diagnose Cancer Trial

$5 Million Jury Verdict In Failure To Diagnose Cancer Trial

Medical malpractice can arise in a variety of situations, such as when healthcare providers make surgical errors, provide negligent medical treatment or fail to provide appropriate medical attention. One area where medical malpractice offer occurs is in the failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of certain conditions. Without an appropriate and timely diagnosis, a patient may not receive the proper treatment, his or her conditions may worsen, and the potential for a complete recovery and positive outcome lessen. Where a patient suffers as the result of a failed or missed diagnosis it may be possible to file a medical malpractice claim.

If you believe that you or a loved one has been harmed as the result of a doctors failure to diagnose or wrongful diagnosis of a condition, consulting with an experienced San Diego medical malpractice attorney is important to begin an investigation into all of the factors surrounding your matter and help you determine your next steps.

In a recent failure to diagnose medical malpractice lawsuit, a jury awarded a Hawaii man more than $5 million. In 2008, the patient saw a doctor complaining of chronic mouth pain. However while the doctor ordered tests, he ordered the wrong tests. The man was suffering from adenoid cystic carcinoma. It was not until 2 years later that the man's condition was diagnosed, at which time the tumor had grown significantly. It took 9 surgeries to remove all the cancer, and reconstruct his jaw and lower mouth.

The money will help pay for the man's medical costs, as well as physical and emotional pain and suffering.

For more information or if you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a doctors error, please contact the experienced San Diego medical malpractice lawyers for an immediate consultation.

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