Medical Malpractice Delayed Cancer Diagnosis
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), “early detection is the next best thing to cancer prevention.” Early detection of cancer can make cancer much easier to treat and requires less time, pain and suffering. It can also significantly reduce the instance of having remission and greatly improve the chances of survival.
More than 12% of cancer is misdiagnosed. This tragically delays the proper diagnosis and treatment of the patient’s cancer. This may allow a highly treatable cancer to worsen, spread, and become more aggressive and much harder to cure.
This is why physicians, radiologists, and pathologists should always work together with the utmost zeal, competence and skill to detect and treat cancer as soon as possible. Failure to do so clearly leads to more serious complications, disfigurement and possibly even death.
Often negligence by anyone on the medical team can cause major issues. Some examples of negligent actions that delay diagnosis:
- Failure to investigate suspicious skin growths
- Inability to recognize a tumor
- Failure to detect increased PSA
- A procedure is performed incorrectly
- Failure to order mammogram for patients with suspicious lumps in the breast
- Failure to perform a needed diagnostic test
- Misread x-rays
- Failure to correctly interpret imaging studies of a suspected cancerous mass
- Misinterpreted test results/tissue samples
- Lost or switched important lab results
- Failure to refer a patient to a correct specialist
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed late for cancer, let Oliver Law Office help to see if you qualify for compensation to cover your loss of wages, increased medical bills, or other issues that negatively affect your life.. You need the expertise and guidance of a leading Ohio medical malpractice attorney.
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