Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyers Most cancers are classified by stages. The lower the stage, the higher chance of patient survival. For instance, when doctors detect a cancer at stage 0 or stage 1, the patient generally has favorable chances for surviving cancer. Further, the doctor and patient can choose from less invasive treatment options. As the cancer progresses to stage 2, stage 3 and even stage 4, the patient’s outlook becomes increasingly grim. Any treatment options that are available may be very invasive and painful. It is therefore critical that doctors do everything within their power to make an accurate and timely diagnosis.In many instances, thefailure to diagnose cancer is medical malpractice. If your cancer was not found when it should have been found, you have the right to bring a claim for your damages. An experienced attorney can be a vital ally in establishing your claim for damages. For years, the Surgical errors of Dankner Milstein, P.C., have fought for people harmed by a doctor’s negligence.
When “Falling Through the Cracks” Leads to Tragedy
Our experience has taught us that in most cases, the failure to diagnose cancer is not a failure of a doctor’s skill, but rather a failure of procedure. In many cases, a doctor will order an appropriate X-ray or other test. The radiologist will review the information and present his or her findings in a report to the doctor. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, the doctor may forget about the report or fail to read it. As a result, the cancer has time to spread and the patient loses valuable time with which to fight the disease.
Our law firm will conduct an exhaustive investigation into why your cancer was not diagnosed. While we are establishing the doctor’s liability, we will also prove the full extent of your damages. Once we have established liability and damages, we will make a claim to the negligent doctor’s insurance company. Whether your case is resolved in settlement negotiations or in trial, our law firm will work diligently to protect your rights.