Oxford, MS asked in Medical Malpractice for Mississippi

Q: Is it malpractice if you weren't able get in patient portal until 2021 but noticed doctor never told you about condition

Saw finally in 2021 portal I had 2 lab tests flagged to point I had hypothyroidism in 2016! He never discussed or diagnosed me with it! It wasn't until 2018 when I had thyroid storm and another doctor had to diagnose me with hypothyroidism.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
  • Madison, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: It really depends on the circumstances. If the doctor diagnosed and the did not advise, then it would depend on whether there was a follow-up where the doctor could inform the patient of the diagnosis.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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