Q: My husband was misdiagnosed many times when in reality, he had cancer. Is this medical malpractice?
A: I am so sorry to hear your story. Medical malpractice occurs where a hospital, doctor or nurse fails to perform their duties to a standard of those with similar training, in similar circumstances. It would be difficult to make this determination without learning about the particulars of your case. I highly recommend that you speak to a lawyer to learn more about what rights you have in this matter.
It depends on what he had who did it. One problem where someone sees multiple doctors is that they can then argue:
well, if doctors x, y and z didn't see it why should I have?
I suggest you contact a member of the NY State Trial Laweyrs Assn who handles malpractice cases--they give free consults.
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