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The importance of a timely cancer diagnosis

On Behalf of | May 6, 2016 | Failure To Diagnose |

Cancer is a deadly disease that claims hundreds of thousands of lives every year. The best way to fight cancer is to detect it early. If the disease is caught before it spreads, you have a much better chance of a full recovery.

Here is the problem with cancer: Its symptoms often resemble those of other diseases. For this reason, doctors often fail to diagnose the disease when they should, which puts the patient in a worse position.

There are times when cancer is not diagnosed at the appropriate time because the wrong tests (or no tests) were ordered. Some of the most common tests used to detect cancer include a PSA test, MRI and mammogram.

Even if the doctor runs the test, there is always a chance that the radiologist could misread the film. Once again, this is a mistake that delays treatment, which gives the cancer more time to spread.

There are many types of cancer, with some of the most common including lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and cervical cancer.

If your cancer went undiagnosed or you were misdiagnosed, it may be time to consider a medical malpractice lawsuit. The issue with this is that laws regarding medical malpractice are complicated.

This is where we can help. Our attorneys know the law and how to ensure that you are treated with respect in the future. We will do whatever it takes to protect your legal rights during this difficult time. You may be able to file a claim for medical expenses, pain and suffering and much more.