Time is of the essence when an individual has cancer. The best prognosis comes from an early diagnosis and treatment plan. People put a great deal of trust in their medical professionals to detect cancer as soon as the signs are there. Unfortunately, when a medical professional fails to diagnose cancer, the patient may never be able to achieve a full recovery. In the worst of situations, a late diagnosis can result in death.
The earlier cancer is detected, the better the prognosis an individual usually has. When a diagnosis does not come until much later, however, there is a chance that the cancer has metastasized and spread to other parts of the body. By the time it is found, the individual may not have many viable treatment options available. Some of the factors that may be considered medical malpractice include if the doctor fails to order the appropriate tests, misreads test results, among other things. When a medical professional tells an individual that they do not have cancer only to find out later that they, in fact, do, it can be devastating for the entire family.
It is important to note that all misdiagnoses are considered malpractice. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a late or missed cancer diagnosis, contact our firm today to discuss your legal options.
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