North Carolina Lawyer For Issues Concerning Failure To Diagnose Cancer
The key to fighting cancer successfully is to detect it early. However, cancer symptoms can look like a lot of other conditions, especially to the untrained eye. Proper testing is essential. Failure to diagnose cancer can result in its spreading to the rest of the body. Once the cancer spreads, a patient’s chance for survival drops considerably.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of a failure to diagnose cancer, our North Carolina attorneys can offer you sound advice and zealous representation. Call The Melvin Law Firm today to find out more from an experienced lawyer.
Cancer Is Misdiagnosed
Often, cancer is not diagnosed because the doctor does not order the tests that would detect it. Common tests include MRI, PSA test (for prostate) and mammograms. Sometimes, the doctor will run the test, but the radiologist will misread the film. Even if the right test is ordered and read properly, the doctor must still follow up with the correct treatment. At best, mistakes like these can lengthen the time it will take to fight the disease. At worst, to misdiagnose breast cancer, or any type of cancer, can be fatal.
Dedicated And Experienced
We have handled misdiagnosis of cancer cases that involved:
Medical malpractice cases are often complex. They require not only knowledge of the law, but also knowledge of the medicine involved. Our firm has been helping victims of medical malpractice for over a decade. Contact an attorney at The Melvin Law Firm. We can help you bring closure in this difficult time.