A proper and timely diagnosis is crucial for the treatment of cancer, and a failure to diagnose during the early stages of the disease can increase the patient’s overall risks. Cancer misdiagnosis as a result of medical malpractice could cost the patient valuable time and lead to permanent injury or even death. If you or a loved one have experienced cancer misdiagnosis, read on to get the facts.
How is Cancer Misdiagnosed?
It is not the patient’s responsibility to know the indications of cancer. Rather, it is the duty of the doctor to undergo the thorough analysis associated with cancer screening. The ways in which misdiagnosis can occur include but are not limited to:
-The examination is not performed thoroughly.
-The doctor fails to assess the patient’s family history.
-The doctor fails to recognize early warning signs.
-If communication errors occur between doctors and blood testing facilities.
What Are the Effects of Cancer Misdiagnosis?
In many cancer cases, early diagnosis can increase a patient’s chance of recovery and survival. When treatment is delayed, it can often result in more invasive or aggressive treatment. Cancer misdiagnosis can result in severe pain, loss of limbs, long-term disability, permanent disability, scaring, lost wages, and more.
What Can Be Done After the Fact?
If you or a loved one are a victim of cancer misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to compensation. Compensation does not make up for the pain one may have caused, but it can help to pay medical bills, long-term expenses, burial expenses, and compensate for lost income and household services. Compensation can also help to improve a patient’s quality of life post-misdiagnosis. Are you ready to learn more?
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The lawyers of Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn for more information.