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Failure to Diagnose: DC March Organized to Support Active Duty Military Member with Cancer

Failure to Diagnose DC can lead to catastrophic injury or fatality for patients with serious conditions.

Failure to Diagnose DC can occur when a medical professional fails to timely or accurately diagnose a patient’s condition.

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March in DC for Military Man’s Missed Cancer Diagnosis

According to Fox 46, on June 12th, at 9:30 am there will be a rally to support active duty military member Richard Stayskal, whose cancer was misdiagnosed as pneumonia at the Womack Army Medical Center. Stayskal’s aggressive lung cancer is now stage four terminal and was only diagnosed by a private doctor after the tumor had metastasized. Stayskal’s story has prompted members of Congress from both parties to begin drafting a bill that would overturn the 1950 Supreme Court decision, the Feres Doctrine, which prevents active duty military from suing the government for medical malpractice. An online petition to overturn the Feres Doctrine has nearly 100,000 signatures. Stayskal is fighting for a right he would have if he was a civilian. Thousands are expected to attend the June 12th rally, which will begin at Freedom Plaza and the National Mall.

Failure to Diagnose DC

Detecting a patient’s illness accurately and in a timely manner is crucial. A failure to diagnose DC can lead to unnecessary patient suffering or even death. When medical professionals are held accountable for their mistakes or incidences of neglect, it can prevent similar mistakes from happening in the future.

Our attorneys can help you pursue medical malpractice claims to hold medical professionals accountable for their mistakes. With decades of experience handling medical malpractice claims, we have the knowledge, skills, and experience to help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a doctor’s failure to diagnose DC, contact us for information on your options.