Great harm can be caused when a medical professional or medical facility acts negligently when it comes to diagnosing a patient. For example, such negligence can sometimes result in harmful delays in the detection and treatment of a condition a patient suffers from. Thus, it is very important for medical facilities and medical professionals to act properly when providing patients with care and to not act negligently in connection to the diagnosing of patients.
Recently, a woman in Louisiana has brought a medical malpractice lawsuit that alleges that she was the victim of diagnosis-related negligence. The lawsuit names multiple defendants. Included among the defendants in this lawsuit are a health clinic and two doctors.
In her lawsuit, the woman claims that the defendants committed negligence when it came to the diagnosing of her. The woman alleges that this negligence resulted in a delay occurring in her breast cancer being diagnosed. According to the woman, this delay caused her to suffer harm.
The woman filed her lawsuit earlier this month in a court in Louisiana. In her lawsuit, the woman reportedly is asking for damages. One wonders what will happen in this case and how it will ultimately be resolved.
As the allegations in this case illustrate, diagnosis-related negligence can cause patients to suffer a great deal of harm. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals and medical facilities are held accountable when they commit negligence like that alleged in this case. One also hopes that all medical facilities and medical professionals make sure to act properly when it comes to the examining and diagnosing of patients.
Source: The Louisiana Record, "Delayed breast cancer diagnosis results in suit," Kyle Barnett, Dec. 20, 2011