According to the American Cancer Society, a total of 1,806,590 new cancer cases and 606,520 deaths are expected in the US in 2020, which is about 4,950 new cases and more than 1,600 deaths each day.1 Unfortunately, many patients will receive an advanced cancer diagnosis caused by a medical professional’s misdiagnosis (or delayed diagnosis) of cancer. Read on to learn more about medical malpractice lawsuits involving cancer, and contact the malpractice lawyers at Cardaro & Peek for legal assistance with your legal claim.
Early Detection Can Save Lives
When there is a misdiagnosis of a specific type of cancer, the patient’s condition can metastasize. Oftentimes, cancer that has metastasized requires aggressive treatment, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and bone marrow transfusions. Early detection is the best way to avoid the financial, mental, and physical deficits of aggressive cancer treatment. According to Cancer Research UK, more than 90% of women diagnosed with breast cancer at the earliest stage survive the disease for at least five years, as opposed to around 15% for women diagnosed with the most advanced stage of breast cancer.
The Importance of Time
Medical professionals are trained to diagnose the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells characterized as cancer. When physicians misdiagnose a patient, their specific cancer condition is left untreated. Untreated cancer conditions continue to form abnormal cells, which can lead to large tumors and other conditions, which can be challenging to treat. When it comes to diagnosing a cancer patient, time is of the utmost importance. A delayed diagnosis can lead to unnecessary costs and treatment, and in some cases, fatality.
Proving Medical Malpractice
In Maryland, medical malpractice law requires that medical professionals exercise reasonable and ordinary care when providing diagnosis or treatment. A misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can have a dire effect on the patient. Both the patient and their families suffer as a result. If you believe that you were the victim of a medical malpractice case in Maryland, you need to seek assistance from a team of knowledgeable attorneys. The experienced legal team at Cardaro & Peek can review your case and advise you on how to proceed. You and your family may be entitled to compensation or relief.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
Do you believe that you or your loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical neglect? You need to talk to an experienced team of local lawyers today.
The lawyers at 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, and LinkedIn for more information.
1Siegel, Rebecca L., Miller. Kimberly D., Jemal, Ahmedin, PhD, Cancer Statistics,CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians https://doi.org/10.3322/caac.21590