Q: Misdiagnosis for breast cancer
I had a perpetual cough for over 3 months and i was diagnosed by my doctor as having nothing, no tests. Just this week, after over 6 months i was diagnosed with breast cancer. They did not do any tests for my earlier coughing symptoms. Can i sue for malpractice?
A: That's a question a Minnesota medical malpractice attorney could best answer, after gathering and reviewing additional information. Your question remains open for two weeks; at this point, reach out to Minnesota med mal attorneys for a consult. Most practitioners provide free consults in these types of cases. You are describing what appears to be a failure to diagnose-type action. To make that determination in a meaningful manner, if an attorney determined you had the basis for a viable case, they would likely review your records with a medical professional. Good luck in your treatment, and for a healthy and successful outcome.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.