Q: I have a question on weather what happened to me would be considered medical malpractice.
On my yearly physical, I expressed concern to my doctor about a specific part of my body. He assured I was fine. 11 months later I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer originating from the area I had told him about 11 months prior. Could this be considered medical malpractice? And even if I am in remission now, could I sue for the pain, cost, and permanent effects chemotherapy treatment did to me as if this was caught earlier I would not have needed chemo or many other surgeries
A: If an attorney can get an expert to say that if the doctor had followed through would that have made a difference. It is hard to say without seeing the records because even if you tell him and he does something, by the time you have tests or studies to figure out what is going on a month could elapse if you aren't in an emergency situation. Nuch also depends on all of your sypmptoms at the time. I'd suggest that you contact a member of the New Hampshire Assn for Justice who handles medical cases--they give free consultations
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