HAVE YOU OR YOUR FAMILY SUFFERED FROM A FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE CANCER?
"Cancer" is a dreaded word for anyone to hear at the doctor's office. Nearly everyone knows someone who has died a premature, painful death as a result of some type of cancer. Some of the most common cancers include the following:
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Skin cancer or melanoma
- Thyroid cancer
Worse than hearing the word "cancer," however, is not hearing it when you should. Prompt diagnosis of cancer can, in many cases, lead to treatment which can beat the dreaded disease. Radiation treatment, chemotherapy and surgery are all examples of treatments that enable people suffering from cancer to recover and move on with their lives after cancer.
Failure to diagnose cancer may be the responsibility of the general physician who is first presented with symptoms. Or it may be the fault of a diagnostic laboratory technician who fails to interpret or communicate the results of an X-ray, CT scan or MRI.
Did your cancer worsen — or did your loved one die of cancer — because a doctor failed to respond to complaints that ultimately pointed to the presence of the cancer? Did a radiologist fail to notice or alert your family doctor of the presence of a tumor visible in an X-ray or verifiable by way of a Pap smear which was performed on you in a routine medical exam? Was your mammogram misread?
Regardless of how your cancer was missed — or not communicated to you in a timely manner — the key to a successful medical malpractice claim of failure to diagnose cancer lies with your losses. If it can be shown that earlier treatment of the cancer would have likely had a much more favorable outcome, including remission, you may have a viable claim.
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