When a medical professional or medical facility commits diagnosis-related negligence when providing care to patients, it can result in patients suffering great harm. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals and medical facilities make sure to not act negligently when it comes to the diagnosing of patients. No patient should have to be subjected to such negligence.

A medical malpractice case has recently arisen involving allegations of diagnosis-related negligence. The case is from West Virginia. The case involves a woman who reportedly went to an urgent care center in West Virginia in March. Reportedly, while at the center, the woman received care from a doctor.

The woman claims that negligence occurred in connection to the care she received at the center. Specifically, the woman alleges that the doctor and the center failed to properly diagnose her. According to the woman, this alleged negligence resulted in her suffering a variety of harms, including disfigurement, pain and mental anguish.

According to the West Virginia Record article which reported this story, a lawsuit has been brought in a court in West Virginia by the woman and her husband in connection to these allegations. The above-mentioned doctor and the above-mentioned center have been named as defendants in this lawsuit. It has been reported that this lawsuit is asking for punitive and compensatory damages.

As the allegations in this medical malpractice case underscore, diagnosis-related negligence can be very harmful. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals and medical facilities make sure to avoid engaging in negligence like that alleged in this case.

Source: The West Virginia Record, “Couple sues CAMC for failing to make proper diagnosis,” Kyla Asbury, Dec. 11, 2012