Failure To Diagnose Cancer
Cancer is the No.1 medical killer in the United States today. Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. If the spread is not controlled, it can result in death.
All forms of cancer share one characteristic: They are most successfully treated in their earliest stages. Regardless of the location or the type of cancer, when the disease is diagnosed in its earliest stages, it can be treated more effectively.
Medical professionals are more adept than ever at pre-cancer and early stage cancer screenings. These screenings have become widely accepted within the medical community and are credited with greatly increasing the incidence of early diagnosis and effective treatment. Examples include mammograms, fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs), colonoscopies, Pap smears and chest X-rays.
A failure to perform these and other tests or not perform them in a timely manner (especially in light of family and individual medical histories) may constitute medical malpractice.
Pasadena Lawyers For Failure To Diagnose Cancer Cases
There also is the potential that a health care professional may misinterpret the results of cancer tests. Missed or misinterpreted suspicious masses on X-rays or abnormal cells on pathology slides are examples of how test results may be misread.
Our California cancer misdiagnosis lawyers have the experience and knowledge necessary to effectively investigate these types of medical malpractice cases. We know how to uncover evidence that shows how a client’s life-threatening cancer may have been the result of misread X-rays or lab results.
We also have access to medical professionals who will strengthen your case and testify on your behalf if necessary.
We aim to resolve medical malpractice cases as efficiently as possible. However, we are always prepared to go to trial to obtain the full amount our clients deserve. Our hard-earned reputation as trial-tested attorneys who are willing to go to court helps us reach fair agreements without a trial in many cases.
Meet With Our Lawyers To Get Answers To Your Questions
We offer a free consultation in which we can assess the facts of your case and help determine whether you have the foundation for a strong cancer misdiagnosis case against your doctor, radiologist, hospital, nurse or other medical professionals.
Call (626) 568-4000 or email us to schedule an appointment. Our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay attorney fees unless we obtain a recovery for you, either through negotiations or a court judgment.