Medical Professional Fail to Diagnose Cancer?
Medical Malpractice Law Firm in Georgia Handling Failure to Diagnose Cancer Lawsuits
Failure to diagnose cancer is an unfortunately common form of medical malpractice. When doctors and health care professionals fail to diagnose cancer, the patient loses valuable time for critical treatment. If you do not receive an early cancer diagnosis, then the chances of treatments being effective greatly reduce.
Kathy McArthur is a medical malpractice attorney with experience. She pursues cases for patients who suffered greatly or died due to a health care professional’s failure to diagnose cancer. Her medical malpractice law firm has received multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for patients injured by this type of negligence. Of course, no amount of money can truly make up for the loss of time and effectiveness of treatments that are the result of failure to diagnose cancer. However, money from a cancer lawsuit can help to pay for medical bills, treatments, lost income and more.
Why is Failure to Diagnose Cancer a Form of Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or health care professional fails to act in accordance with the accepted medical standard of care, and a patient sustains injuries or dies as a result. Other doctors and medical experts in the specialty determine the standard of care.
Medical standards dictate that people receive the proper tests for cancer if they have symptoms. Additionally, when you reach a certain age, cancer tests are recommended on a regular basis as a precaution. Often in these types of cases, doctors do not diagnose young people with cancer because a doctor might mistakenly believe they were too young to develop cancer and therefore did not order proper testing. This occurs in breast, cervical and prostate cancer particularly. However, cancer misdiagnosis can happen in cases involving all different types of cancer and patients at any age.
What is the Impact of Failure to Diagnose Cancer or Cancer Misdiagnosis?
The earlier cancer you can diagnose your cancer, the better the chances of a treatment’s being effective. When cancer metastasizes and spreads throughout the body, patients will have less effective and more disruptive treatment options. The likelihood of the cancer going into remission will greatly decrease as time goes by, even with treatment. Further, the patient will likely have to undergo more agonizing and uncomfortable treatment options when cancer is diagnosed in the later stages.
If you believe your doctor is not taking your symptoms seriously, do not hesitate to get a second or third opinion. If you have been diagnosed with cancer and believe a health care professional had failed to diagnose cancer previously, or misdiagnosed cancer, speak to a Georgia cancer lawyer at once.
Cancer Malpractice Attorney for a Free, No Obligation Case Review
The McArthur Law Firm offers no cost consultations to review your medical records. If our medical experts believe you have a case constituting cancer malpractice, we will review your options with no obligation or cost to you. We only receive attorney fees when we recover a verdict or settlement.
The McArthur Law Firm is a trial firm; we do not simply settle to conclude a case. Read and view our testimonials to see what past clients have said about our law firm. Evander Holyfield has endorsed the McArthur Law Firm, as we have a proven record of fighting for our clients until we receive a satisfactory settlement or we go to trial. Call 1-888-WE-FIGHT to discuss your potential case with an experienced Georgia cancer attorney. If you are calling from outside of Georgia, dial (478) 238-6600.