Errors in Diagnosis of Cancer
To effectively treat cancer it must be detected early. Physicians are trained to detect symptoms and signs that indicate a patient may have early stage cancer. A number of diagnostic tests are available to help the medical provider make an early diagnosis before a patient even begins to experience symptoms. Sometimes however, patients do not receive proper medical care and preventative testing. This means their cancer goes undetected, which can harm the patient or result in death.
Whether you question a failure to diagnose skin cancer, or think there has been a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis of pancreatic cancer, or a failure to diagnose lymphoma, or there is some other type of cancer you are concerned about, look for these common issues:
- Failure to recognize obvious symptoms of cancer
- Failure to order appropriate medical tests
- Failure to interpret medical tests correctly
- Misdiagnosis of cancer, leading to inappropriate treatment
If you or a loved one has been injured by failure to diagnose cancer, please call and speak with an experienced attorney. We have a staff of paralegals ready to help you gather relevant medical records and set a time for a consultation.