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Can my elderly mother sue a dr. who failed to diagnosis water in her knee.. she was complaining about this for over 5 years. New dr found it rgt away.

1 Answers. Asked on May 16th, 2017 on Legal Malpractice - Illinois
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My mother finally received a second opinion. The new physician requested an xray and she diagnosed her with water in her knee. She was suffering with this for 5 years.
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Answered on May 17th, 2017 at 11:37 AM

I am sorry to hear that your mother has suffered for five years with her knee.  With respect to your question, failure to diagnose can be a basis for a negligence claim against a physician. There are a number of facts, however, that will need to be considered and reviewed before determining whether there is a valid claim to be brought against her former physician. If you are interested in speaking with me further about your mother's potential claim, I would be more than happy to do so.  My name is Jessica Lynn Dagley and I am an attorney with the Spellmire Law Firm.  My phone number is 312-258-9400 and my email address is jld@spellmirelaw.com.  I hope your mother is feeling better and look forward to hearing from you.

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