Riverside, CA asked in Medical Malpractice for California

Q: My Husband needs surgery on his foot and was told a date, but the doctor canceled.

It has been twice they canceled because They keep missing information till the last minute. We keep missing work and they just say sorry we'll reschedule.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: There wasn't a question included in your post, but if you're wondering whether the doctor's conduct would be considered medical malpractice, the short answer is, "very unlikely." It might be inconvenient, or it might evidence poor scheduling. But unless the cancellations and delays led to a worsening of a condition under dire circumstances, it's unlikely that a jury would see it as a breach of a duty of care owed to a patient by a medical professional. You could consult with attorneys to check if they see things differently. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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