Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose Cancer Lawyers
Seasoned Medical Malpractice Attorney Helps Victims of Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer in Jackson, Wellston, Vinton and across Southern Ohio
Learning you or someone you love has cancer is often enough to stop you cold in your tracks. Just thinking about the path ahead — surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and more to (hopefully) combat the illness — can be overwhelming. As terrifying as it may be to learn you have cancer, it’s nothing compared to what it feels like to be completely misdiagnosed. Imagine not being able to receive potentially life-saving medical intervention.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a delayed cancer diagnosis, a misdiagnosis or, worse yet, a failure to diagnose the cancer at all, you need to hire a medical malpractice lawyer who will hold the negligent medical professionals responsible for their potentially catastrophic mistake. At the Law Firm of Richard M. Lewis, we understand how you are feeling and will fight, tirelessly, to get you the substantial damages and justice you deserve.
Common Reasons Medical Professionals Fail to Properly Diagnose Cancer
Modern medicine has made diagnosing most cancers easier than it’s ever been before. Specialized tests that can detect cancerous cells at the earliest stages make a cancer diagnosis far less likely to be a death sentence. The key to a positive diagnosis, however, lies with early detection and expedient treatment. Medical experts agree that early diagnosis is directly linked to the chances of survival. This is because the earlier cancer is detected, the more treatment options may be available. Additionally, in most cases, the size of the tumor is likely smaller and perhaps operable.
Diagnostic Mistakes Regarding Cancer Include:
- Failure to Recognize and Suspect Cancer Based on Common Symptoms
- Failure to Order the Proper Tests
- Failure to Properly Interpret Test Results
- Delay in Performing the Appropriate Tests
- Failure to Follow Up on Suspicious Test Results
- Failure to Order the Proper Course of Treatment
- Treating for a Condition other than the Correct One
In fact, if a pap smear, a mammogram, a colonoscopy, chest x-rays and CT Scans, and PSA screenings are misinterpreted, cervical cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer tumors can be allowed to spread beyond the initial diseased organ. Metastatic cancer is especially dangerous because once the cancer spreads, it may be quite difficult to treat and control. The result of a mistake in diagnosing cancer is often, unfortunately, wrongful death.
Contact a Knowledgeable Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today about Your Cancer Misdiagnosis
You have a right to expect high-quality treatment from your chosen healthcare professionals. And, while doctors and nurses are not infallible, failing to correctly diagnose a serious condition like cancer, stroke, a heart attack, diabetes or any other treatable illness is often cause for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
At the Law Firm of Richard M. Lewis, we have collected millions of dollars on behalf of victims of cancer misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose cancer and delayed diagnosis of a variety of serious medical conditions. We will thoroughly investigate what happened, review all medical records and seek to hold the negligent parties responsible for your pain and suffering.
Contact us today for a free consultation about your case. We accept all Southern Ohio personal injury cases on contingency. There are no upfront legal fees and we don’t get paid unless we collect damages for you. Call today so we can get started putting our 30 years of experience to work for you and your family.