When doctors don’t reach the right answer
A doctor’s duty of care covers diagnosing health conditions and for many conditions such as cancer, infectious disease and medication side effects, a timely diagnosis is critical to receiving the right treatment.
When a doctor diagnoses the wrong condition or fails to diagnose anything at all there has been a misdiagnosis. Health conditions are often very complex and the task of diagnosing conditions can be very difficult for a doctor. However sometimes, unfortunately, a doctor’s failure is so bad that they cause the condition to get worse. This is when a medical negligence claim may arise.
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