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Failure to diagnose cancer leads to untimely death of 1

With numerous medical conditions that exhibit similar symptoms, patients in Illinois and elsewhere who seek treatment generally expect medical professionals to practice due diligence in issuing a diagnosis. Failure to diagnose and treat a serious condition can cause a person to experience severe harm and, in some cases, can prove fatal. A lawsuit over an untimely cancer diagnosis that led to a man's death has resulted in a $4.2 million judgment.

Failure to diagnose a medical condition can be harmful

Regardless of the severity of a medical condition, a proper diagnosis is essential to ensuring the necessary treatment is provided to a patient in Illinois. Failure to diagnose a condition could lead to improper care, which could do little to help the patient, or in some cases, may only cause his or her condition to worsen over time. While negligence of any form in the medical industry can be harmful, studies suggest that the leading cause of medical malpractice claims lies with diagnostic errors.

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Q: What is medical malpractice?

A: Medical malpractice is negligence committed by a professional health care provider, such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, technician, hospital worker or hospital, whose treatment of a patient departs from a standard of care met by those with similar training and experience, resulting in harm to a patient...

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