Physicians spend years in school honing their craft. They also likely spend a good amount of money on their education, through which they learn how to diagnose and treat patients. North Adams residents who seek medical help trust that their doctors will make the right call. When a physician overlooks symptoms or fails to diagnose an issue, they can do much more harm than good.
When physicians take the Hippocratic Oath, they swear to practice medicine honestly and uphold a number of ethical standards. Fortunately, the majority of doctors in Massachusetts work hard to provide the best care for their patients. On occasion, however, a negligent physician will fail to make the proper medical diagnosis.