Serious injuries and wrongful deaths caused by cancer misdiagnosis are on the rise in the United States. According to a recent study, approximately 12 percent of cancer cases are misdiagnosed as a result of poor sampling techniques, insensitive results, and reader error. A cancer misdiagnosis can cause serious injury and/or death and result in severe emotional and physical pain and suffering and financial losses.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious harm due to a cancer misdiagnosis, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to seek compensation for your losses. Please contact us today for a FREE consultation with a qualified medical malpractice attorney who can evaluate your case and inform you of your legal options.
Why does cancer misdiagnosis occur?
In most cases, a cancer misdiagnosis is caused by the mistakes or wrongdoing of a medical professional. The following are some of the most commonly reported types of negligence by health care professionals that may result in a cancer misdiagnosis:
• Failing to identify obvious lumps
• Failing to order proper exams (x-rays, CT scans, MRIs)
• Failing to recognize common signs and symptoms of cancer
• Failing to properly read test results
• Failing to follow up on test results
• Failing to order a biopsy or future tests
• Diagnosing a tumor as benign or mistaking the tumor as an infection or a cyst
• Failing to follow-up with a patient
A cancer misdiagnosis or delay in treatment significantly decreases a patient's survival rate as well as causes severe emotional and physical pain and suffering. In some cases of cancer misdiagnosis, the patient may not have cancer at all, but undergoes harsh chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment that may cause severe harm or even death.
What are my legal rights?
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death as a result of a cancer misdiagnosis caused by medical negligence, you may be eligible to seek recovery for your losses including pain and suffering, medical bills, reduced enjoyment of life, and more.
Please note that all medical malpractice lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations , which puts a limit on the amount of time you have to file a claim. It is important to seek the immediate help of a qualified and caring medical malpractice attorney to ensure your legal rights and interests are fully protected.
Please contact us today to learn more about cancer misdiagnosis or to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
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