Patients depend on an accurate diagnosis before proceeding with medical treatment options. If there is a failure to diagnose, whether in terms of accuracy or timeliness, this can lead to a delay in necessary treatment or even the use of treatments that weren't really required. Unfortunately, many patients in Florida and elsewhere have been negatively affected due to diagnosing errors.
In another state, a woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against her grandmother's physician, claiming a failure to accurately diagnose terminal cancer led to an unnecessary surgery. The 31-year-old woman underwent surgery as an organ donor for her grandmother, who was told she needed a kidney transplant. According to the complaint, approximately one month before surgery, abnormalities were seen on a CAT scan that may have been consistent with a type a cancer. Despite this finding, the transplant surgery was performed as scheduled. Less than one year later, the grandmother passed away from a terminal form of cancer.