We have all heard the phrase, "Nobody is perfect." That may be fine in many situations, as most people can probably forgive and forget when someone makes a mistake. However, some mistakes simply cannot be forgiven or forgotten, and a medical mistake of failure to diagnose would certainly fall within this category.
New York City is home to millions of people. Everyone is rushed, and doctors and nurses can work hectic hours. But, when it comes to medical care, rushing through exams and skipping over the results of tests because of the pressures of working with many different patients simply is not an acceptable excuse. For instance, many different types of cancer can be terminal, such as breast cancer and brain cancer. However, in many instances these types of cancer can be treated - as long as they are caught in the early stages.