Is a Delayed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis Medical Malpractice?

Georgia Medical Negligence Lawyers in Macon Review Cancer Malpractice Cases

Doctors and all health care practitioners have a specific duty to their patients to act in accordance with accepted medical practices when diagnosing an illness or disease. When doctors or medical professionals fail to follow the standard of care in diagnosing an illness, particularly cancer, the patient loses valuable time for treatment and healing. For some, a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis due to a doctor mistake could mean they missed their opportunity for effective treatment. In this situation, the heath care professional may have committed medical malpractice when he or she misdiagnosed a disease or failed to diagnose an illness.

Medical Negligence Lawyers with Experience in Georgia Medical Malpractice Law

Kathy McArthur is a medical negligence lawyer who has been litigating medical malpractice cases for more than 30 years. She understands exactly how serious a delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis can be for patients. She has always had a great respect for doctors and the medical profession; her husband Dr. Waldo Floyd III is an orthopedic surgeon in Macon. He often reviews the cases with Kathy when potential clients first come in with their medical records for an initial consultation.

Our medical malpractice law firm in Georgia offers free consultations and no money up front to review your potential case or to litigate your case in court. Medical negligence lawyers throughout Georgia charge the same attorney fees for doctor malpractice lawsuits, so only choose a firm with a proven record of success in this practice area.

The McArthur Law Firm has a number of published verdicts and settlements and client testimonials. Many more are not posted due to confidentiality clauses in the case:

  • $5 MILLION VERDICT
    Medical Malpractice
  • $3.8 MILLION VERDICT
    Medical Malpractice
  • $3.7 MILLION VERDICT
    Medical Malpractice
  • $3 MILLION SETTLEMENT
    Medical Malpractice
  • $1.9 MILLION SETTLEMENT
    Medical Malpractice
  • $2.4 MILLION SETTLEMENT
    Medical Malpractice

Misdiagnosis or Delay in Diagnosis of Cancer?

Cancer is a disease that can have a good to decent chance of being put into remission or cured. However, this is only the case if you diagnose it in its early stages. In some situations, a patient has symptoms of the disease, but for whatever reason, the doctor fails to offer further testing or referrals for cancer diagnosis.

Failure to diagnose cancer malpractice often happens when young women show early symptoms of breast cancer or cervical cancer, as the doctor may mistakenly assume that a young person is unlikely to develop such diseases. This can also happen with young men and prostate cancer. However, misdiagnosis of cancer is an unfortunate reality for people of all ages with all different types of cancer.

Medical Negligence Lawyers Offering Free Case Reviews for Potential Medical Malpractice Claims

The only way to know for sure whether your misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis qualifies as actionable medical malpractice is to have a personal injury lawyer and a medical expert review your potential case. The McArthur Law Firm offers this case review at absolutely no cost to you. You are under no obligation to hire our firm after hearing our legal opinion.

Evander Holyfield is the spokesperson of our law firm, because he knows we are fighters who do not back down, even in the face of a tough opponent. Medical malpractice is an area of law that only experienced attorneys should handle—always go with the best. Call 1-888-WE-FIGHT or fill out our online medical negligence form on this website. If outside of Georgia, call (478) 796-9380.