Failure to diagnose may be medical malpractice

Failure to diagnose may be medical malpractice

Legal news reports that a woman has filed a wrongful death case against a federally funded medical clinic located in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County woman asserts that negligent medical care led to a delay in the diagnosis of her late husband's brain tumor and this negligence led to his death.

The failure to diagnose, or a delay in diagnosing a medical condition is one of the leading types of medical malpractice. The first step in treating and helping a patient is to make the proper diagnosis. When a failure or delay makes treatment harder, and diminishes the chances for a good recovery, it may be possible to file a medical malpractice claim. Note that unfortunately in some instances, the timely diagnosis would not have made a difference in the outcome. However, where the delay affects one’s changes at survival and recovery, it is important to speak to an experienced medical malpractice attorney. A medical malpractice lawyer can begin an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding your or your loved one’s medical treatment, and help you obtain justice.

For more information or if you or a loved one has suffered as the result of a delay in diagnosis, please contact the experienced San Diego medical malpractice lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.

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