You’ve just been diagnosed with cancer. You’re scared, angry, and confused, how could this happen? You’ve been seeing the doctor regularly and explaining all your symptoms to them. How did they not see this coming? Cancer is a disease that needs to be caught early in order to have the best chances at beating it. Early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment. There are two major components of early detection of cancer, education to promote early diagnosis and screening.
The failure to diagnose cancer causes great harm to patients and can lead to more intense treatments after it has been detected, or even death. If you or a loved one has cancer, let the expert attorneys at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP assist you. Our team of experts can help you understand your rights and pursue claims of wrongful death or personal injury damages related to negligence on the part of a physician or hospital.
Negligence by a Doctor
There are several forms of negligence that may cause the failure to diagnose a patient with cancer. One is when the doctor fails to perform tests that are necessary in the detection of cancer (such as a mammogram or biopsy). The other most common form of negligence is by a radiologist or pathologist who does not supply the doctor with the correct information.
When a doctor fails to diagnose cancer in their patient, it could result in more intense treatments, surgeries, or even death. It is vital for doctors to be diligent in detecting cancer early in patients to avoid serious complications.
The diagnosis and treatment of each cancer patient is unique. A doctor’s failure to diagnose the following cancers can be detrimental to their patients. Whether you have lunch cancer or ovarian cancer, the earlier it is caught the better chance you have at overcoming it.
Building a Strong Failure to Diagnose Cancer Case
For the best chance at receiving compensation for your medical loses and personal suffering, contact the lawyers at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP to discuss your case. In order to have a case against your physician or a radiologist, there must be three elements present.
- Proof that a doctor-patient relationship existed at the time of the alleged error in diagnosis
- Proof that the doctor’s error rose to the level of negligence
- Proof that the patient suffered harm due to that negligence
Contact the Attorneys at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP
If your doctor failed to diagnose your cancer in a timely manner, contact the team at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP today. To schedule a consultation, fill out our online contact form or give us a call at (404)445-1411.