Misdiagnosis of Cancer

In the United States, medical malpractice is common. Of the different types of malpractices, misdiagnosis of cancer is the most common type of malpractice. Cancer should be diagnosed early because your chances of a beneficial outcome increase. If the cancer is not diagnosed in a timely manner, it could turn out to be deadly.

Victims can get some help from a medical malpractice attorney. They are devoted to helping those who have suffered misdiagnosis of cancer. You can call an attorney for a free evaluation.

The Most Frequently Misdiagnosed Cancers

There are 150 plus different types of cancers and some common misdiagnosed, including:

Breast cancer
Colon cancer
Lung cancer
Cervical cancer
Prostate cancer
Testicular cancer
Renal cancer
Ovarian cancer

If these or any other type of cancer is not diagnosed, there could be a delay in treatment given to the patient or not given to the patient at all. At times, the wrong treatment is given to the patient.

How Misdiagnosis of Cancer Occurs

Doctors may fail to recognize cancer and signs and symptoms are diagnosed as another illness. Sometimes the cancer is never diagnosed. A doctor made wrong diagnosis of cancer type. This could be diagnosing lung cancer when it was breast cancer.

Doctors diagnosed cancer of a patient when no cancer is present. The individual may have had unnecessary treatments and taken medication that was not needed.

Doctors or lab techs may misinterpret lab tests, x-rays, imaging tests or other related tests. Sometimes the tests are not ordered at all.

Is the Doctor Responsible?

Doctors, nurses, radiologists, and other staff members of a hospital or other medical facility can diagnose misdiagnosis of cancer.

The victim has a right to hold the responsible party (s) liable for the negligence. Speaking to a medical malpractice attorney is in your best interest.

Victims have a right for some compensation. Families also have a right to be compensated for losing a loved one. Medical malpractice victims are entitled to physical, emotional, and financial compensation. Families are entitled to expense and loss of companionship.

Contact an Attorney for a Free Case Evaluation

Medical malpractice attorneys work on behalf of their clients. With the many years experience they have, they work very hard to get a fair settlement for clients all over the U.S. They will answer any questions you have about misdiagnosis of cancer. Have your case evaluated at no charge and find out your legal options.

writter by Gerry D Bartlett

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