When an attorney is contacted about a possible Maryland medical malpractice case due to a failure to diagnose breast cancer, one thing the attorney will immediately focus on is your first visit with your doctor. This visit will be one of the foundations the attorney uses the set the stage for what the doctor did or did not do as it pertains to your care.
The reason why the initial visit is important is because it sets up the doctors actions going forward. For example, your doctor in these types of cases should take a full history of you. Questions like do you have a family history or breast cancer should be explored. In addition, the doctor should take the time to ask you about your complaints, but he or she should also take the time to properly note your information in your medical records. Add to this, you doctor should also perform a physical examination.
If your doctor failed to diagnose your breast cancer, and this happened in Maryland, we invite you to give us a call. We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer questions like yours all the time regarding Maryland medical malpractice law and we would be glad to hear your story.