Since cancer is considered the leading cause of death worldwide, a great amount of medical malpractice lawsuits derive from misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. According to American Cancer Society, 10 to 20 percent of all cancer cases are misdiagnosed.
It is estimated that 40,000 cancer patients pass away annually as a result of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. Failure to properly diagnose delays necessary treatment, which can lead to more therapy, a new set of problems, and a lowered chance of treatment success.
Commonly misdiagnosed cancers include:
- Breast cancer – failure to screen or accurately assess mammograms
- Cervical cancer – failure to order a biopsy or misread Pap smear tests
- Colon cancer – failure to conduct routine screenings
- Prostate cancer – failure to conduct timely digital rectal exams and PSA blood tests
- Skin cancer – failure to identify skin abnormalities and conduct screenings
At The Moore Law Firm, we have achieved tremendous success over the past 50 years by obtaining millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. If you or a loved one has suffered significant injuries, or even passed away, due to a health care provider’s cancer misdiagnosis, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the damages inflicted upon you and your family.
The law does not hold doctors solely accountable for all diagnostic errors. A misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis is not enough to prove negligence occurred. It’s imperative to evaluate the steps the medical professional took when determining a diagnosis, such as the “differential diagnosis” method the doctor used when misdiagnosis occurred.
Several ways medical professionals can make diagnostic mistakes include:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose a related disease
- Failure to diagnose an unrelated disease
- Failure to recognize complications
- Missed diagnosis
- Wrong diagnosis
In some circumstances, doctors fail to accurately diagnose a condition because they had relied on incorrect results from laboratory tests, radiology films, or other types of examinations. This can occur due to faulty diagnostic equipment or human error. The patient must also prove that the doctor’s negligent misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis caused their injury or hindered their progress.
How The Moore Law Firm Can Help
In cases related to cancer misdiagnosis, patients are susceptible to significant physical, emotional, and financial harm. Most patients will accept their fate and cost of treatment in order to survive. Our firm is dedicated to thoroughly investigating your case and aggressively represent you in court. End the unnecessary suffering and financial burdens by letting our Cincinnati medical malpractice attorney fight for you while you are on the road to recovery.
Contact our firm for more information about a cancer misdiagnosis case that led to injury, illness, a permanent condition or loss of life.
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