Q: I believe my school misdiagnosed me with the flu when I really had the coronavirus.
I was sick with flu like symptoms in late February. I came to believe that it was a possibility that I had the coronavirus. I got tested and it came back positive. When I was sick I went to the doctors at my college. They asked my symptoms and wrote me a note saying it was the flu without testing me, even after I said I wanted to get tested. I later heard a lot of students were sick with similar symptoms, some got tested for the flu and it came back negative. I was just wondering if there was any legal action I could take. My mother also posted about this situation in a parents facebook group for my school and they didn’t let her post it, which seems a little suspicious to me.
A Rhode Island attorney should advise you on this, but your post remains open for four weeks. In terms of the legal action you ask about, a fundamental issue will be the extent of damages/injury you suffered. Another issue that could arise here is the large number of resources out there that discuss the similarities in symptoms. One option is to try and arrange an initial consult with a Rhode Island attorney. Good luck
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