How To Pursue Financial Compensation If There Was A Failure To Diagnose Cancer By A Medical Professional

For Victims In The States of Maryland, DC and Virginia

As the ability to diagnose and treat cancer continues to improve, a doctor’s failure to diagnose cancer becomes more significant. A patient’s chances of survival are directly linked to the stage of the cancer when it is discovered, and a failure to diagnose cancer in an early stage can mean that the patient may undergo more rigorous and painful medical treatment than would otherwise be necessary.

Failure to diagnose cancer can occur because of a number of medical mistakes or medical , and the risk of failure to diagnose cancer is in some part dependent upon the type of cancer involved. Different types of cancer have different growth patterns and different prognostic implications at various times.

Cervical Cancer

A type of cancer easily detectable by smear tests. The survival rates are quite high if detected in early stages, but errors in screening and misinterpretation of results can cause a failure to diagnose cancer that may lead to infertility or death.

Breast Cancer

Responds well to early treatment, but can remain undetected for lengthy amounts of time. A failure to diagnose cancer of the breast tissue can result in serious delays in starting treatment, sometimes causing the loss of one or both breasts, or the death of the patient.

Prostate Cancer

Like breast cancer, prostate cancer usually has an excellent recovery rate for early treatment. Failure to diagnose cancer of the prostate has declined a bit as the methods used for screening continue to improve.

Esophageal Cancer

The distinct symptoms and contributing risk factors should prevent competent doctors from a failure to diagnose cancer of the esophagus, as patients have difficulty swallowing, a chronic cough, and generally experience severe weight loss.

Colon Cancer

A failure to diagnose cancer of the colon usually relates to the failure to properly evaluate and respond to complaints of rectal bleeding. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death in cancer patients.

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Early treatments of all of these cancers are far less painful and strenuous than the later courses of action that may be required as a result of failure to diagnose cancer.

A doctor’s failure to diagnose cancer can result in unnecessary pain and suffering and financial hardship. If you or someone you love has suffered as the result of a doctor’s failure to diagnose cancer, you may be entitled to compensation for medical treatment and hospital costs, lost wages, cost of home care or hospice care, funeral expenses, and other costs associated with the misdiagnosis, such as pain and suffering.

Speaking To A Lawyer Who Handles Failure To Diagnose Cancer Cases...

The medical malpractice attorneys at Greenberg & Bederman have experience representing victims of failure to diagnose cancer and can help you determine your legal rights and plan for the future.

If you or a loved one has suffered due to a failure to diagnose cancer, call a Greenberg & Bededrman's Medical Malpractice Lawyers at 301-589-2200 or toll free 800-800-1144, or submit our online form below for a free legal consultation today.

The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your failure to diagnose cancer case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. A lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations, so please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.

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