Cancer is a frightening disease, and the thought of being misdiagnosed can be even more terrifying. Studies show that cancer is misdiagnosed more often than many people realize.
In fact, one out of every 71 cancer cases is misdiagnosed, and one out of five cancer cases is misclassified. That means out of the millions of people diagnosed with cancer each year, many of them may not be getting the correct treatment. Read on to learn more.
Patients Are Owed a Duty of Care
As a patient, your doctor owes you a duty to provide you with reasonably adequate care. Unfortunately, if you receive a misdiagnosis, this may be an indication that your doctor acted negligently with your treatment. If you suffer harm as a result of a cancer misdiagnosis, it may be possible to recover compensation for losses incurred.
You May Have a Claim If You Were Misdiagnosed with Cancer
If you were misdiagnosed with cancer, you may have grounds for a claim against your doctor or the hospital. To have a successful claim, you will need to show that the health care provider breached the duty of care that they owed to you and that this breach resulted in injuries.
For example, if your doctor failed to properly review your symptoms or order the appropriate tests, this could be considered negligence. If you can prove this negligence led to a delayed diagnosis or incorrect treatment, you may have a strong case against the doctor.
If you have been misdiagnosed with cancer, it is important to speak to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. They will be able to review your case and help you determine the best course of action.
Get the Compensation You Deserve
No one should have to suffer because of a doctor's mistake. If you or someone you love has been harmed by a misdiagnosis, don't hesitate to reach out for help. An experienced attorney can review your case and help you understand your legal options. Don't go through this alone - get the help you need and deserve.
Contact our experienced attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC today by calling (315) 544-3332 or by filling out our online contact form.