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Misdiagnosis could lead to medical malpractice lawsuit

Modern medicine is a wonderful thing. Today, people who are injured of become ill,  have treatment options available to them that were not available even several years ago. Doctors and other healthcare providers are looked to not only to determine what is wrong with the person, but the best treatment option as well. Unfortunately, doctors do not always do this and the medical condition of the injured or ill person becomes worse. When this happens, it is possible the patient could take legal action against the doctor.

On some occasions, it is possible that a party other than the patient could also file a lawsuit against a doctor. The province of Alberta, along with a woman who is now a resident of the province, who previously sought help from an Ontario doctor, recently did this. Despite having moved to another province, the woman recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the radiologist. The Alberta Health Ministry is joined the lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleged the doctor in Ontario missed a tumour on the woman’s CT scan. The medical issue was discovered after she moved to Alberta where she then received proper treatment. That treatment was extensive and costly.

Misdiagnosis is one of multiple reasons why someone might file a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor. Whatever the reason for filing such a claim, it is important to do so with the assistance of a lawyer who has handled cases of this nature in the past. Such an individual can help to navigate through the often complex cases.

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