Misdiagnosis Of Cancer Lawyer In Palm Beach County
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or has died as the result of a cancer treatment error, you need to speak with a sophisticated, highly skilled, and experienced failure to diagnose cancer attorney.
Medical technology has made the timely diagnosis and treatment of cancer possible. Many forms of cancer are treatable when detected early. However, the BMJ Quality & Safety Journal estimates that 28 percent of cancer cases are initially misdiagnosed. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 1,658,370 cancer cases diagnosed in the United States this year and 589,430 cancer deaths.
Commonly Misdiagnosed Cancers
Common forms of cancer that are frequently misdiagnosed include breast cancer, lung cancer, thyroid cancer, stomach cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, skin cancer, brain cancer, oral cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma.
Missed or delayed diagnosis of cancer is caused by health care providers who:
- Do not assign enough importance to patient’s complaints
- Fail to order appropriate tests
- Fail to follow up to obtain test results
- Misplace lab results
- Misread test results
- Fail to communicate test results to patients
- Fail to recognize signs and symptoms of serious illness
- Fail to refer patients to specialists in a timely manner
- Fail to recommend appropriate care and treatment
Early diagnosis increases a patient’s chance of survival and cure. Delayed diagnosis permits cancer to spread, and limits the patient’s chance for early treatment and survival. The failure to properly diagnose cancer can mean the difference between life and death.
Talk To An Experienced Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury or has died as the result of the misdiagnosis of cancer or the delayed diagnosis of cancer, contact us today at our Miami, Forth Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens or Orlando office, or complete our contact form to arrange for a free case evaluation with a Palm Beach County cancer misdiagnosis attorney. We handle all cases on a contingent fee basis, which means that we only recover our fees and expenses when we successfully prosecute your case.