When cancer is not diagnosed due to a failure to diagnose, a delayed diagnosis, or a misdiagnosis, patients are deprived of the most critical element in their fight against cancer: Time. When cancer is not timely and properly diagnosed, treatment does not begin as soon as possible, and the cancer is allowed to progress. If it is timely diagnosed, treatment can start to attack your cancer right away and possibly stop it from growing and spreading.
If you believe medical professionals failed to make a timely diagnosis of your cancer, contact a Long Island medical malpractice attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. When your cancer was not diagnosed because of medical negligence, and you were harmed as a result, you may be entitled to compensation under a medical malpractice claim.
In pursuing a failure to diagnose cancer claim, it is important to determine why a timely cancer diagnosis was not made. It is challenging for patients to get answers from medical professionals and clinics about mistakes that may have been made with their cases. Experienced attorneys will help you find the answers to your questions. We will get copies of your medical records, speak with witnesses, and hire medical experts to work on your claim.
Common reasons for failing to diagnose cancer include the following:
As previously mentioned, when cancer is not diagnosed, cancer victims lose valuable time to begin treatment right away. When cancer progresses because your treatment does not begin as soon as it should have, you may suffer more serious health consequences as a result.
Your cancer may spread to other areas, and you may become much sicker than if you had received a proper diagnosis. You may have to spend additional months or even years fighting your cancer and accompanying illnesses because a diagnosis was not made sooner. A failure to diagnose may lead to significantly higher medical bills as well.
Contact a medical malpractice attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. to schedule a free case evaluation. We know that financial compensation will not make up for the suffering that you and your family have endured. It will, however, help with medical bills and financial security for you and your family.