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Failing to diagnose cancer can be fatal

On Behalf of | Feb 22, 2016 | Failure To Diagnose |

Cancer is a worldwide epidemic. Every year, this disease kills hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world.

More so today than ever before, patients with cancer have a chance of beating the disease. Of course, any mistake along the way can lead to serious trouble.

Failing to diagnose cancer can have serious consequences. Detecting the disease in its early stages will increase a person’s long term prognosis.

When cancer is not detected, it is given the chance to spread to other parts of the body. Subsequently, the patient’s survival rate is much lower.

Along with a failure to diagnose cancer, there is another problem to be aware of: misdiagnosis. This is when a medical professional diagnoses a person with another type of disease, when it is cancer that is the primary problem. Failure to diagnose can result from misread tests, communication errors, and follow up treatment.

Over the years, we have helped many people in this situation. For example, we have handled cases involving lung cancer, prostate cancer, and breast cancer among others.

There is nothing simple about a medical malpractice case involving the failure to diagnose cancer. This is why you need legal assistance on your side from the start.

Our attorneys know that you and your family are going through a difficult time. This is why we will do whatever it takes to help you receive the compensation you deserve. If you have any questions, you can learn more on our website. From there, don’t hesitate to contact us online or via phone for advice pertaining to your particular situation.