Doctor not disclosing important information.
Can a doctor be held liable for not
disclosing information about a
medical condition? Specifically my
mothers doctor knew that she had
a broken back going back nearly a
year now. He never told her about
the break, she has been in
enormous pain - while the doctor
told her to 'Suck It Up'. Finally she
demanded an MRI - and when she
got one, the doctor that did the MRI
showed her the break. Mom later
found out that the doctor knew
about the break a year ago. The
reason he knew a year ago was
because she had fell, and was
immediately having pains - and so
asked the doctor for an x-ray, after
a week of delay he finally agreed
and after having taken the x-ray,
he told my mother at the time that
he didn't see anything wrong - and
that as for the pain, she should just
'suck it up'. There are now
ruptured discs as well as 'spurs'
(not sure what that is yet myself).
We are looking into seeing if there
is possible proof that the other
problems may be due to negligence
in treating the break.