Failure to Diagnose Cancer
Baton Rouge Failure to Diagnose Cancer LawyersFor many types of cancer, early diagnosis can make the difference between life and death. If the cancer is detected at an early stage, the patient may enjoy a long and healthy life following treatment. However, if the cancer is not detected until it reaches a late stage, treatment may extend the patient’s life only by a few months.
If your doctor failed to diagnose your cancer despite observable symptoms, our civil justice system may allow you to hold the doctor accountable. At the law firm of Dodson & Hooks, APLC, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, our firm has extensive experience handling medical malpractice claims. Call 225-756-0222 or toll-free at 800-644-0633 for a free initial consultation.
Sometimes doctors do everything they are supposed to do and still fail to diagnose a serious illness such as cancer. However, if a doctor failed to order appropriate tests based on the symptoms you presented or the cancer was not diagnosed due to faulty lab results or communication, your medical providers may be guilty of malpractice.
Do I Have a Case?
For you to have a case of medical malpractice claims, the failure to diagnose your cancer must be the cause of your injury. In other words, you would only have a case if the earlier diagnosis would have made a difference in your prognosis. The following are examples of cancer that can be successfully treated if diagnosed at an early stage:
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Skin cancer or melanoma