Medical Malpractice: Failure to Diagnose Cancer
- Published: Monday, 27 December 2010 18:43
One of the most frequent medical malpractice issues is the failure to timely diagnose and treat cancer. An issue that comes up in each case is how much damage was caused by the failure to timely diagnose the malignancy? Unlike a surgical or medication error which can be directly caused by a careless health care provider, cancer is usually not caused by the physician involved in the patient’s care. In most instances the presence of cancer is the unfortunate consequence of nature.