Being diagnosed with an illness like breast cancer can be an emotionally and physically taxing experience for the patient. An error made by the health care professional when evaluating the results of a diagnostic procedure could lead to a patient being misinformed, mistreated and potentially harmed. Findings from a recent study have indicated that this may be relevant to patients who rely on medical professionals to interpret the results of breast cancer biopsies for an accurate diagnosis.
There are many laws in place that are complex, overly specific or purposefully vague which can make it very difficult for a person to fully grasp what they mean. Therefore, laws that exist to protect or empower people may only help those who fully understand them, while other people are left without a clear understanding of their rights. This can be detrimental to a person's wellbeing, especially when it involves their heath.