Michigan Failure To Diagnose Cancer Lawyer

failure to diagnose cancer Failure to Diagnose Cancer is Medical Malpractice

For a patient who has cancer, prompt diagnosis and treatment is critical. There are times when identifiable signs aren’t there, making it difficult for a doctor to properly diagnose cancer. But sometimes the signs are present and the doctor fails to see them.


Cancer Misdiagnosis (or Delayed Cancer Diagnosis)

When it comes to fighting cancer, early detection and treatment are critical. Any delay in diagnosing the disease, ordering necessary medical tests, or administering proper treatment gives cancer time to spread throughout the body. Too often, the cancer misdiagnosis or diagnosis delay means that the cancer has reached such an advanced stage that the patient’s chances for recovery are slim.

It is unacceptable for a physician to ignore cancer symptoms or fail to administer the inexpensive routine tests that detect common cancers. Common types of misdiagnosed cancer include:

  • breast cancer
  • colon cancer
  • cervical cancer
  • skin cancer or melanoma
  • bone cancer or sarcoma
  • prostate cancer

Your physician’s failure to detect or diagnose your cancer or to order pre-cancer screening tests in a timely manner may be grounds for a Michigan medical malpractice lawsuit. If you or a loved one has been the victim of cancer misdiagnosis or cancer diagnosis delay, call Thurswell Law for a free consultation.

Holding the Doctor Accountable for Failing to Diagnose Cancer

Physicians are required to maintain high standards of care, but they’re not infallible. Doctors can make any number of mistakes when it comes to making a proper diagnosis:

  • failure to diagnose cancer, therefore administering no treatment
  • delay in cancer diagnosis, therefore treatment is not administered in a timely manner
  • diagnosing cancer as another condition, or diagnosing the incorrect type of cancer, therefore administering improper treatment
  • negligence in administering treatment, therefore not providing the patient the highest standard of care

Treatments that are delayed or altogether missed can have severe consequences in the development and progression of the patient’s cancer.

You Shouldn’t Have to Suffer More Because of Your Doctor’s Mistake

When you put your health and life into a doctor’s hands, you trust that you will receive the best possible care. Sadly, doctors can be negligent. Thurswell Law represents patients who have suffered because of medical malpractice by doctors, nurses, or hospitals. We will collect your medical information and examine your case to determine whether or not you are entitled to compensation for the medical staff’s mistake. Our attorneys work to prove that your injuries are the direct result of the malpractice.

We don’t want you to suffer further emotionally or financially, which is why we offer free initial consultations. There’s no fee unless you collect. Call us today at (248) 354-2222.

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