Doctors And Hospitals Are Liable For Failing To Diagnose Cancer
As devastating as it is to receive a cancer diagnosis, it is crucial to your health that you receive that news in a timely manner. When health care providers fail to diagnose cancer or do not diagnose it at a treatable state, patients may lose their opportunity to fight the disease.
At Shelly Law Offices, LLC, our experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help Pennsylvania patients and their families obtain compensation from negligent hospitals and physicians. We understand that you want answers about why your diagnosis was missed. Working with medical experts, we investigate medical malpractice claims to determine what happened and who is liable. You can trust in our attorney’s experience and our firm’s network of experts.
Additional Injuries From Misdiagnosis Of Cancer
We can represent you in cases involving any type of cancer, including lung cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, lymphoma, colon cancer and prostate cancer. In addition to failure-to-diagnose cases, we can assist you with cancer injuries such as radiation burns, and chemotherapy injuries and burns.
Many issues can affect a cancer diagnosis, including:
- Ignoring patient risk factors or symptoms
- Failure to order diagnostic tests
- Misinterpreting test results, misreading mammograms
- Failure to communicate test results to other departments, doctors or patients
Unfortunately, with a disease as aggressive as cancer, a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis can result in wrongful death. If you lost a family member, we can represent you in a wrongful death suit. In these cases, damages can include lost wages and benefits of the deceased, conscious pain and suffering of the deceased, funeral expenses and compensation for the loss of a loved one.