When patients in Illinois and elsewhere visit the hospital for treatment of a medical condition, they rely on doctors to be diligent in identifying the source of their pain and develop a plan of action. However, things don't always go as planned, and in some cases, a person may receive an inaccurate or incomplete diagnosis. A failure to diagnose a condition can have disastrous results, and studies suggest that such an outcome is unfortunately common.
Illinois readers know hospitals owe patients a certain standard of care. This includes reaching the right diagnosis and providing proper treatment for the medical condition. When a hospital does not meet this standard, it can often result in a patient suffering and possibly even dying prematurely. Recently, a woman died due to the erroneous actions of a hospital, and now a wrongful death claim is possible.