Maryland medical malpractice attorney Marcus Boston talks about breast cancer misdiagnosis cases in which a break down in communication between medical providers create errors in diagnosing or failing to diagnose breast cancer. This is sometimes called handoff errors.
Even though the video talks about breast cancer specifically, this type of error can occur in all types of cancer misdiagnosis cases. In addition to cancer cases, a handoff error can also occur in non-cancer cases.
Due to the fact that many people are usually involved in a patient’s care, errors in communication between medical professionals are a real concern.
To lessen the chance of a handoff error, a patient needs to make sure that they follow up with their doctor regarding their treatment. For example, if a patient takes a test and does not hear anything about the results of the test, the patient should get in contact with their doctor and inquire about the results of their test.
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