Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys
Given the progressive nature of most cancers, early detection and diagnosis of cancer can significantly alter the long term impact of the disease and quality of life for the patient. For this reason, misdiagnosis, or failure to properly diagnose cancers can be particularly devastating.
Cancer misdiagnosis can be attributed to:
A cancerous (malignant) tumor is identified as Non-cancerous (benign)
A cancerous lesion is missed in the biopsy procedure
Failure to refer a patient to a specialist for further testing
Misclassification as to type or mis-graded as to aggressiveness
Specimens are mishandled or improperly read or interpreted
Failure to follow up with patient if cancer should have been suspected
Failure to adequately screen an increased risk patient
Failure to understand or notice the nature of a patient’s complaints
Medical errors and misdiagnoses can cause a devastating and traumatic experience. Patients who are misdiagnosed are often subject to unnecessary, harmful, and painful treatments. When it comes to a serious misdiagnosis such as cancer, it is important to confirm the misdiagnosis by methods such as seeking second opinions and consulting specialists.
If you believe you are the victim of a medical error or misdiagnosis, you need an attorney immediately. The legal professionals at Latona Law, P.C., will fully evaluate your case, and determine if there is cause for trial.
Generally, proving misdiagnosis or negligence as a form of medical malpractice involves either proving that a doctor did not properly include that medical condition as a possible diagnosis during evaluation or that you were not properly evaluated.
Proving negligence is hard, but not impossible. Our cancer misdiagnosis attorneys will work tirelessly to prove that your medical provider was at fault for your pain and suffering if true. Our consultation is free and we’re always in your corner.
$40,000,000+ recovered for victims of medical error in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.