Misdiagnosis of Cancer
Early stages of cancer may or may not include symptoms, or the symptoms may appear to be an entirely different disorder. Because of this, misdiagnosis can occur. Early and thorough examinations are imperative to diagnosing, treating and recovering from cancer.
A cancer diagnosis can be shocking; but learning that you have cancer when it is too late to reverse the damage is devastating. Often patients are too overwhelmed by the disease itself to consider pursuing legal action. However, the burden on an entire family's time, emotions and financial resources is immense, and if the disease could have been prevented by more thorough care from health care professionals, financial compensation should be required.
Additionally, if a member of your family has died because of a medical misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to payment for the wrongful death of your loved one.
Our medical malpractice attorneys have successfully resolved numerous complicated medical lawsuits involving misdiagnosed cancer patients. We understand that sometimes grief alone can be too overwhelming to handle legal matters. Our primary concern is for the recovery of the patient. Restoration of financial resources will enable the right resources to bring recuperation and wholeness back to the family.
According to the National Cancer Institute, the most common cancer types include:
- Bladder Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Colon & Rectal Cancer
- Endometrial Cancer
- Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
It was anticipated that in 2010, there would be 1.2 million new cases of the above forms of cancer and 403,904 estimated deaths. Many factors affect a cancer patient's prognosis, but one factor is certain: early detection greatly increases one's chance at surviving cancer.
If you or a loved one has suffered a medical misdiagnosis or other serious injury, harm or loss in a medical situation, please fill out and submit the contact form on this page for a free and confidential case evaluation, or call us toll-free at (888) 285-3333.