Q: My mom feels like her doctor missed her diagnosis of cancer but if she only saw him once and then it was discovered
can we still sue for medical malpractice?
A: Doubtful, but why not contact a member of CAOC who handles medical cases--they give free consultations.
A: If your mother's doctor missed a diagnosis he/she may be liable depending on the totality of circumstances specific to your mother's case. That said, there are also important factors to consider regarding whether her delayed diagnosis increased the harm/damage. My office provides complementary consultations should you wish to discuss your mother's potential malpractice claim and to explore legal options which may be available to her. Please keep in mind, medical malpractice claims generally speaking have a statute of limitations of one year in the state of California.
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