Reports say that Rodriguez believes Dr. Ahmad failed to diagnose the torn labrum in his left hip last year during the playoffs. The “superior labral tear with small parabral cyst” on his left hip was shown on Rodriguez’s MRI and described in a radiology report. The Yankees released a statement saying Rodriguez did not complain about his left hip during the 2012 regular season and the Yankees postseason and denying that the organization received any diagnosis pertaining to his left hip during that same period of time.
Failure to diagnose or failure to treat a medical condition can be disastrous. In many cases, the delay in diagnosing and treating the issue can cause the injury to worsen or become untreatable. In order to ensure timely treatment of a medical condition or injury, patients must seek medical attention right away. A qualified medical professional should administer the appropriate diagnostic tests and follow up with results of those tests. Patients who do not hear from their physician’s office with test results or continue experience symptoms should follow up with their physician. It may also be necessary to seek a second opinion for further testing or additional information.
While it may be difficult to diagnose some conditions, generally certain signs and symptoms of an illness or injury should lead a physician in properly diagnosing a patient. Unfortunately, those signs and symptoms are sometimes overlooked even on multiple visits to a physician or over a long period of time. Patients who feel that there is something wrong should be persistent in seeking the care of a qualified medical professional. In cases where symptoms include chest pains, shortness of breath, severe pain or some other emergent situation, patients should continue to ask for testing and remain under the care of medical professionals.
The Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling medical malpractice cases resulting from failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis of many medical conditions and injuries. Our extremely skilled team of medical malpractice attorneys and medical experts is dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered personal injuries as a result of a physician’s failure to diagnose or treat cancer, heart attack, stroke or another serious medical treatment, contact the medical malpractice lawyers of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.
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