Failure To Diagnose Cancer — A Deadly Mistake
While advances in cancer treatment have greatly improved in recent years, medical experts agree: early detection and treatment is still key. When doctors fail to diagnose cancer in a timely manner, treatment options become limited and your chance of survival decreases.
At Ches-Mont Personal Injury Law Center, LLC, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, we fight for clients throughout Montgomery County and the tri-county area whose doctors have failed them. If your doctor missed your cancer, or was late to diagnose you with cancer, you may have a medical malpractice claim against them.
Did My Doctor Make A Mistake?
When you go into your doctor’s office with a health concern, or for a routine checkup, and certain symptoms are present, your doctor must rule out the most dangerous possibilities first. This includes cancer.
Known as differential diagnosis, this procedure requires doctors to evaluate all symptoms and family histories, order necessary tests such as blood tests, ultrasounds and MRIs, and refer patients to specialists when making a diagnosis. This procedure is intended to ensure doctors aren’t ignoring symptoms or missing serious health issues — like cancer. Unfortunately, doctors aren’t always as diligent as they should be.
If your doctor did not take your health concerns seriously, or ignored cancer symptoms, you may have a malpractice claim. The only way to determine whether your doctor made a mistake is to seek a second opinion and to consult with a lawyer experienced in cancer missed diagnosis claims.
Attorney George Gerasimowicz has extensive experience representing victims of medical malpractice. He knows how to spot malpractice and has a network of medical professionals he works with to evaluate whether malpractice has occurred. He will evaluate your situation and advise you of your legal rights. If malpractice has occurred, he will fight to get you compensation for your injuries.
How Much Compensation Am I Entitled To?
If caught early, many cancers can be treated quite easily, without having to undergo radiation and chemotherapy. An early diagnosis may also mean the difference between a minor medical procedure and extensive surgery.
If your doctor missed your cancer, and it advanced to a more serious stage that required more intense treatment or surgery, you are entitled to compensation for your increased pain and suffering, and increased economic damages such as additional lost wages or medical costs incurred as a result of the delayed diagnosis.
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