Was Your Cancer Misdiagnosed?
The American Cancer Society estimates that 562,340 Americans died of cancer in 2009. While doctors are not responsible for causing cancer, when they fail to note the signs and symptoms that suggest a patient may have cancer, they have a duty to act safely on the patient’s behalf to confirm or rule out cancer. Timeliness of diagnosis can be the difference between life and death. When a patient’s cancer is not timely diagnosed and it advances to an incurable state, leading to death, medical negligence has occurred. Undetected, a cancer that could have been treated effectively at an early stage can grow into a terminal stage where all hope of recovery is lost.
The Cleveland cancer misdiagnosis attorneys of Mishkind Kulwicki Law Co., L.P.A., in Cleveland, have the legal and medical knowledge to determine whether medical negligence was involved in your case. We can determine if the cancer should have been diagnosed earlier and whether earlier diagnosis would have altered the outcome. We can also determine if earlier diagnosis would have increased the chance of survival. With more than 80 years of combined legal and medical experience, our staff of medical and legal professionals have the knowledge and resources required to analyze and pursue challenging cases involving the misdiagnosis and mistreatment of cancer, including breast cancer. Contact us today to arrange a free initial consultation.
Our Ohio Treatment of Cancer Attorneys Handle Malpractice Claims Involving Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Our lawyers have achieved successful outcomes for clients in cases involving the misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis and mistreatment of breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer and many other types of cancer. Cases may involve:
- Failure to do proper cancer screening
- Misinterpretation of test results
- Failure to read and respond appropriately to test results
- Failure to treat the cancer aggressively
Doctors and hospitals will often claim that there was nothing they could have done — even if they had detected the cancer earlier. That assumption does not sit well with our clients or with our Cleveland cancer misdiagnosis attorneys. We don’t expect doctors to perform miracles, but we do expect them to treat patients according to accepted standards of care.
Even in cases in which a person’s own choices, such as smoking, caused or contributed to the cancer, doctors cannot write the patient off as a lost cause. They are obligated to provide appropriate treatment or refer you to someone who can provide it.
Contact Our Cleveland Failure to Diagnose Cancer Lawyers
If you believe your cancer was misdiagnosed or you did not receive timely and appropriate treatment, please contact a medical negligence lawyer, like a medical negligence lawyer in Cleveland, OH to arrange a free initial consultation. It costs nothing to learn if our Ohio treatment of cancer lawyers can be of assistance.