Failure to Diagnose
Sometimes medical malpractice results not from a doctor actively doing something wrong but from a failure to do something. One example of this is failure to diagnose. Failure to diagnose occurs when a medical professional sees a patient who is exhibiting signs of a certain disease or disorder but fails to properly diagnose the ailment.
Failure to diagnose can prove fatal for patients with fast progressing diseases or disorders. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a negligent medical professional, contact the Iowa medical malpractice lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 to find out more about your legal options today.
Liability for Failure to Diagnose
Medical professionals who can be sued for failure to diagnose include:
- Nurse practitioners
Although failure to diagnose may seem somewhat innocuous when compared to other forms of medical malpractice such as surgical error or wrong limb amputation, it can be just as deadly. If a patient comes in complaining of certain symptoms that are indicative of a serious ailment such as a malignant tumor and the doctor sends him or her home with a clean bill of health, the patient may lose the chance to fight the cancer before it metastasizes.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a negligent medical professional, contact the Iowa medical malpractice lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.