【醫療民事法】惡性胸腺腫瘤延誤診斷案：5年存活率 vs.10年存活率 免費試閱
Case Regarding Misdiagnosis of Malignant Thymoma: The 5-Year or 10-Year Survival Rate
The patient took chest X-ray in 2007 which showed abnormal shadow over mediastinum, yet the accused physician wrongfully interpreted it to be normal. However, the patient was diagnosed to suffer from malignant thymoma in 2009. The patient claimed that the physician’s misdiagnosis caused his taking extra-chemotherapy due to advanced disease pre- and post-operatively and loss of survival chance. The courts differed in their opinions regarding the burden of proof and the application of loss-of- chance doctrine, which were discussed in details in this article.