If a doctor mistakenly diagnoses, or fails to diagnose a patient with cancer, the consequences can be life-threatening. Even a delayed diagnosis may be the difference between life and death.
If you or a family member have suffered because of a doctor’s incorrect or missed diagnosis, you may be entitled to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. A cancer misdiagnosis lawyer at Munley Law will review the details of your situation, answer your questions, and help you determine what to do next. Our medical malpractice lawyers have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of individuals and families who have suffered due to medical negligence. We have consistently been named among the Best Lawyers in America, and we have earned the highest client satisfaction ratings possible. To speak with a cancer misdiagnosis lawyer now, fill out our email form, or call us at (215) 515-7688. The consultation is free.
We have offices conveniently located in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Philadelphia, and Carbondale, PA.
Failure to Diagnose Cancer Costs Lives
At Munley Law, many of us have experienced firsthand the toll that cancer takes on a person and their loved ones. Cancer claims nearly 600,000 lives per year in the United States. However, early detection and treatment can improve patients’ chances of survival. Missed or delayed diagnosis can unnecessarily increase a patient’s suffering, require more aggressive treatment, and even lead to death.
Potential causes of missed or delayed cancer diagnosis include:
- A cancerous lesion is missed in a biopsy
- A cancerous mass is diagnosed as non-cancerous
- A doctor fails to order proper testing
- A cancerous tumor is incorrectly classified or incorrectly graded as to aggressiveness
- Specimens are improperly handled, read or interpreted
- Health care providers fail to adequately screen increased risk patients
- Doctors fail to understand or acknowledge a patient’s complaints
Early detection and treatment greatly increases one’s chances of survival. When a delay in diagnosis dramatically affects a patient’s prognosis, the medical professional can be held responsible for any damages that a patient suffers. A cancer misdiagnosis lawyer at Munley Law can help get justice for your family, and ensure that you receive compensation for medical treatment, therapy, lost wages, diminished quality of life, and pain and suffering.
The Harm a False Cancer Diagnosis Can Cause
Cancer misdiagnosis can occur when a doctor wrongly informs a patient that he/she has cancer. A false diagnosis can subject patients to unnecessary painful and expensive treatments. While sometimes necessary in order to attack cancerous cells, treatments like chemotherapy and radiation can cause permanent damage to someone who did not require them in the first place. In addition to the physical toll, cancer treatments come with an immense financial cost that may not be entirely covered by insurance.
Munley Law is the Best Misdiagnosis Law Firm
An experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer can evaluate your claim and advise you about the best course of legal action. The family of lawyers at Munley Law are experienced and successful medical malpractice litigators — we fight to protect the rights of patients. With an in-house medical professional on staff, we will review your records carefully and explore every possible source of recovery.
Some of the common cancer cases our attorneys have handled include misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose:
- Bone cancer
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Colon cancer
- Lung cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Skin cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Uterine cancer
If you or a loved one have suffered serious injury or death because of cancer misdiagnosis, you may be able to seek compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. A qualified cancer misdiagnosis lawyer will thoroughly examine your case to determine the best way to help you and your family. Please contact us at (215) 515-7688 or fill out our online contact form.