Medical Malpractice case remanded back to the Iowa District Court - failure to diagnose breast cancer alleged
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
Medical Malpractice - Iowa Supreme Court allows patients to give the doctor the benefit of the doubt before definitive diagnosis is made.
Iowa Supreme Court Decision – Med. Malp. – Breast Cancer Detection Case Allowed to Proceed
Pamela Rock developed a lump on her breast. She went to the doctor who later diagnosed breast cancer. She alleges malpractice in the detection process and what was told to her about her condition. Allegations are just that and will need to be proven. The District Court and the Iowa Court of Appeals found she filed her case too late; two days late. The Iowa Supreme Court in a decision that backs away from the Court’s latest pronouncements for tort deform held her case could proceed.