If your breast cancer has been misdiagnosed, are you wondering why your medical records are so important to your Maryland medical malpractice attorney? Many people are not aware of how important their medical records are in these types of cases.
One of the first things a medical malpractice attorney is going to be looking at when he or she receives a patient’s records in these types of cases is the initial visit with the doctor. The first visit in which a lump was found, or complaints which alerted, or should have alerted the doctor of a possible breast cancer issue.
Good records should note your complaints, if you had any. In addition, good medical records should go through a workup of your history. Questions should have been asked for example, “do you or did you smoke?” Your answers should be noted in your records. In addition to these types of question, noted should be made of the size of a lump, if one is present, and if it is present, what types of tests were done to confirm or rule out cancer.
These issues are very important because they can be used to set up a working foundation of a failure to diagnose breast cancer case. Add to the fact that that you will need these records so your medical expert can review your situation and let you know if your doctor fell below the standard of care in your case, a requirement in all Maryland medical malpractice cases.
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