Has A Failure To Diagnose Cancer Made Treatment More Complicated?
A failure to diagnose cancer is an especially serious type of medical malpractice. After a tumor grows larger or the cancer metastasizes, the chance of a successful treatment is reduced.
At the law office of Smith, Meier & Webb, LPA, we understand that medical malpractice can have catastrophic or fatal results for patients. We aggressively pursue damages from the negligent parties in failure to diagnose/misdiagnosis cases. You and your family can turn to our lawyers for help with complex cases. We have the experience and resources to recover compensation for you.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or wrongful death due to a misdiagnosis of cancer, you may be entitled to compensation for losses such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In wrongful death claims, you may be entitled to collect additional compensation for funeral and burial expenses and the personal loss of a loved one.
Errors And Negligence Leading To Cancer Misdiagnoses
Although any cancer can be misdiagnosed, lung cancer is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed. Regardless of the type of cancer, however, a failure to diagnose is often caused by errors or negligence involving diagnostic tests such as:
- Failure to order appropriate diagnostic tests
- Failure to order a biopsy
- Misreading biopsy results, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans and other test results
- Radiology errors
- Pathology errors
The patient’s primary physician may be one of the negligent parties. However, specialists such as oncologists, radiologists and pathologists as well as diagnostic technicians and lab technicians may also be liable.
Our attorneys thoroughly investigate malpractice claims, working with high-quality medical experts to determine who is liable for the failure that led to the injury or death. We will hold all negligent parties liable, including the hospital when applicable.