When patients in North Carolina are diagnosed with cancer at an early stage of the disease, they have a much stronger chance of enjoying a full recovery than patients who had their disease diagnosed at a later stage. A misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer could result in the disease spreading throughout the body and ultimately causing a fatal outcome.
At our law firm, we represent people who have been harmed because a doctor failed to diagnose them with cancer. We have successfully represented plaintiffs in medical malpractice claims that involved a doctor's misdiagnosis of breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and cervical cancer. Our team is also prepared to handle wrongful death cases that are brought by the family members of a person who died as a result of a cancer misdiagnosis.
Cancer symptoms can sometimes appear similar to those that are manifested in many other common, but less serious, conditions. When a doctor does not order the proper tests to rule out the possibility of cancer, this error often results in a patient being misdiagnosed. In other cases, a misdiagnosis of cancer might occur after a doctor orders the correct tests, but a radiologist or another health care practitioner misreads the test results.
If you are a cancer patient whose symptoms became worse due to a misdiagnosis, our team at Melvin Law Firm might be able to help you seek some compensation for your injuries. For more than 10 years, we have helped injured patients and their family members to seek financial compensation through medical malpractice claims. You are invited to read our page on failure to diagnose cancer for additional information.