It is often described as being a scary situation when an individual is ill, suffering an aliment or is seriously injured. Patients in Oregon rely on the expert knowledge of a physician or a surgeon to diagnose and treat these medical problems. Our firm understands that much trust is put in medical staff and when they fail to detect or diagnose a patient, the patient could suffer greatly. Whether it is new or worsened medical conditions that result, patients should understand their rights regarding this incident.
It is not uncommon for some symptoms of an illness or a disease to mimic those of another ailment. This is why it is important that medical professionals take the time necessary to discern these differences so they can accurately diagnose the patient. If they fail to detect symptoms or the specific ailment the patient is suffering, this could lead to worsened medical conditions, or even worse, could lead to their death.