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Doctors are given a great deal of trust by their patients, and when a mis-diagnosis or a late diagnosis happens the end result can often be catastrophic.
How do you know when you have a case, in the middle of such a trying time?
Sometimes medical mis-diagnosis or a diagnosis that comes too late can be defined as one or more of the following examples:
Just because a doctor failed to make a proper diagnosis or didn’t offer a diagnosis in a timely manner doesn’t give you grounds for a suit. Additional if enough cause is found to bring a suit, generally only the treating physician can be sued. Doctor’s are normally independent contractors and not employees of the hospital itself. This means the hospital isn’t legally responsible for the doctor’s actions or lack of actions.
A medical malpractice suit will only be a successful one if the mis-diagnosis or slow diagnosis cause harm to the patient. Some examples include:
Something else to keep in mind is that the suit needs to be brought in a timely manner. For example in Kentucky a medical malpractice suit must be brought within a year of when the injury or death occurred.
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