A doctor won a defense verdict in a failure to diagnose prostate cancer case in Delaware, according to Personal Injury Verdict Reviews. Plaintiff’s malpractice case was essentially that he developed prostate cancer and his doctor failed to properly and timely diagnose and treat the Plaintiff’s condition.
As is often the case, the defendant doctor fought the malpractice claim arguing that the real problem was that plaintiff did not follow-up as instructed. Not most but some juries in medical malpractice case look – consciously on subconsciously – for ways to blame splaintiffs for their own injuries. Patients who file medical malpractice claims leave themselves exposed if they do not follow their doctor’s instructions to the letter.