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Failure to Diagnose Cancer & Misdiagnosis

California Medical Negligence Attorney

Have you or someone you love been injured because a physician, radiologist, or pathologist was negligent in detecting and diagnosing cancer? At the Law Offices of Benjamin Fogel, Inc. we have the experience and resources to take on complicated malpractice claims involving an unnecessary delay in cancer diagnosis, misdiagnosis, or medical negligence in the treatment of cancer.

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There are good reasons why the American Cancer Society recommends that:

If you can't prevent cancer, the next best thing you can do to protect your health is to detect it early.

In many cases, cancer which is detected early, rather than later, is easier to treat and beat. The early detection of cancer can increase a patient's chance of recovery, remission, and survival. The National Cancer Institute states that detecting cancer before metastasis begins can dramatically improve the odds of survival. Delays of 3 to 6 months have been associated with lower survival rates and increased mortality compared with timelier follow up - in some types of aggressive cancers.

A lot of times patients faithfully have their annual physical exams, screening tests and lab tests only to find out later on that ‘someone’ failed to properly read, communicate findings, or follow up on patient’s imaging studies, films, or results. Many medical mistakes can result in a cancer misdiagnosis or in a delayed diagnosis of colon, breast, lung, liver, ovarian, prostate, or cervical cancer.

Failure to diagnose cancer or the misdiagnosis of cancer may include the following:

  • Failure by a physician to order a mammogram for a patient with a suspicious breast lump;
  • Failure of a radiologist to properly interpret an imaging study that reveals a suspicious cancerous mass;
  • Failure of a physician to provide standard of care to a patient with an elevated PSA which may be a sign of prostate cancer; or
  • Failure of a pathologist to provide standard of care interpretations of tissue samples that may be suggestive of cancerous cells.
However, not only must a patient establish that the physician failed to diagnose and treat the cancer, but the patient must also establish that the negligence was a cause of the prognosis being worse or the cause of death.

If your doctor failed to diagnose your cancer, please call 1-818-990-6600, EXT 234 or contact Medical Malpractice Attorney Benjamin Fogel for experienced legal representation you can trust.
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