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Legal Question

Asked on: 10/27/08, 1:31 pm

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.

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