North Hollywood, CA asked in Medical Malpractice, Health Care Law and Legal Malpractice for California

Q: Doc refuses to reevaluate his previous diagnosis & ends up being wrong & now others are affected ,is it malpractice?

If a diagnosis of skin condition that is highly contagious won’t be tested for after 2x of asking the doctor to, be negligent or irresponsible?Family member confided that after uncle was diagnosed with skin thing she highly suspected another condition. Called doc left message, she emailed doc, she even stated she prolly can’t get a response but she just wanted him to please text for something else. Doc refused she emailed again this time he said she couldn’t email on the platform and even after uncle gave consent they refused to answer and test. Told uncle they were treating the right thing (not so) come to find out my cousin was right and now everyone in the house has contracted it but since doc won’t test there is no remedy. Is there any legal action to be taken or just a irresponsible doctor. I don’t know how to help them. It’s heartbreaking.

1 Lawyer Answer
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes, it may be malpractice (must be confirmed by a competent medical doctor.

No matter what the doctor says and does now, the patient or patients need to see other doctors right away.

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