Cancer Misdiagnosis

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Cancer Misdiagnosis

Cancer is one of the most complicated diseases that someone can face. Doctors are beginning to understand the origins of cancer, but it is extremely easy to misdiagnose cancer as a less dangerous and less fatal condition. It can occur in virtually every part of the body and unless treated early and aggressively, is usually terminal.

Unfortunately there are thousands of misdiagnosed cancer patients each year. Many of these people eventually get the treatment they need, but aggressive cancers can quickly overwhelm a healthy person and cause a painful death.

The key to defeating cancer is early diagnosis. If your doctor made a diagnostic mistake that caused you to experience serious medical problems, you may have the right to take legal action. You deserve better. Talk to an experienced, knowledgeable attorney today.

Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, and10% of women will suffer breast cancer in their lives. There have been lots of breakthroughs in treatment and the survival rates are higher than ever with early diagnosis. It is important to catch the cancer early because it can easily spread to another bodily system as well. Unfortunately many doctors misdiagnose breast cancer as something less dangerous, a mistake that can cause devastating consequences.

Even though educational programs have increased awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection, doctors and hospitals sill misdiagnose this condition. Breast cancer in younger women is particularly aggressive, and these women are the most likely to be misdiagnosed.

If your doctor misdiagnosed your breast cancer you may have the right to take legal action. Your doctor needs to take responsibility for not recognizing and reporting your disease and taking the appropriate course of action. Explore your legal options today.

Colon Cancer Misdiagnosis

Colon cancer is the third most common type of cancer and second deadliest cancer in the Western world. It is aggressive and deadly if not discovered early, and tragically many doctors fail to diagnose the cancer properly. Colon cancer symptoms are usually confused with less deadly conditions which allows the cancer to progress further.

Colon can occur for a variety of reasons, including poor diet, bad gastrointestinal health, or family history. Many people live for years without knowing they have the cancer, mostly because it was missed by their doctor during routine examinations.

If your doctor misdiagnosed your colon cancer, you may be eligible for compensation for your profound struggle. You may be able to take legal action, but you need to hurry. The law limits the amount of time you have to collect damages, so contact someone today.

Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis

The term skin cancer actually covers a large number of destructive conditions such as melanoma, basal cell, and squamous cell carcinoma. It is so common in fact that one out of every three new cancers in the United States is a skin cancer.

Unfortunately many doctors fail to recognize the different types of skin cancers, and many patients develop deadly tumors. Dangerous cancers are often mistaken for simple moles, and many victims do not feel any symptoms of the disease until it is too late.

You should not have to suffer for your doctor’s error. If you developed have suffered from the consequences of your doctor’s misdiagnosis, you could be able to take legal action. Contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney and explore your legal rights today.

Misread X Rays

X-rays are some of the most valuable modern medical tools, granting doctors the ability to see deep inside soft tissue to detect any possibly cancerous growths. Unfortunately, they are so simple that many doctors misread them with often disastrous consequences for their patients.

Your doctor should know how to read an X-ray properly, and should they misdiagnose your condition because of a simple mistake, you deserve answers and you may be entitled to reparations for your ordeal.

If a misread X-ray led you to suffer serious health problems, you may have a right to be compensated for your pain and suffering. A good medical malpractice attorney can help you fight for your rights. Contact one today.

Misread CT Scans / CAT Scan

A Computerized Axial Tomography, or CAT scan, is a three dimensional X-ray picture of the inside of the body. Ideally, it lets doctors detect serious problems like cancerous tumors before they can spread. Unfortunately, these pictures are complicated and easy to misread and any miscalculation can have disastrous consequences.

Although CAT scans normally help most doctors diagnose their patients, they sometimes confuse distracted or less capable medical professionals. A misread CAT scan can prevent someone from receiving the treatment they need or cause them to receive treatment they don’t need.

Misread CAT scans can lead to serious medical consequences and sometimes even death. Make sure that you protect your legal health rights by contacting an experienced medical malpractice attorney. You may have the right to collect a settlement for your pain and suffering, but the law limits the amount of time you have to take action. Don’t wait.

Misread MRI's

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, uses high energy magnetic fields to make cells in water molecules inside tissues align perfectly and produce a magnetic picture of the inside of the body. The results of these tests require special training to be interpreted properly, and they frequently miss dangerous conditions like cancer.

Subtle forms of cancer are often lost during a superficial glance at an MRI picture. Without the meticulous attention, many doctors simply fail to recognize the warning symptoms and declare a potentially sick patient healthy.

The few people who understand how to read MRI tests can easily misread and misdiagnose a serious condition. If you suffered adverse health effects because of a misread MRI you many be entitled to take legal action. A knowledgeable attorney will be happy to explain your legal rights. Contact one today.

Failure to Order Tests

Many medical tests are expensive and time-consuming, and many doctors and medical insurance companies do not want to pay for what they believe are unnecessary tests. Unfortunately, many diseases like cancer are hard to detect without comprehensive testing, and unless they are caught early can quickly develop into terminal conditions.

Patients who suffer because doctors failed to order the proper tests need to know they are not alone. Thousands of patients each year endure serious health consequences because their doctor failed to recognize the danger of their situation.

Your doctor has an obligation to take care of you by any means at his or her disposal.

If you believe that your doctor failed to test you properly and you developed a serious health condition, you may have a right to seek damages. Contact a knowledgeable attorney to explore your rights today.

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