Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer
Cleveland Misdiagnosis Lawyers
Doctors are having increased success discovering cancer in the early stages and treating the condition before it escalates. Doctors are now expected to ensure routine tests are performed and recognize symptoms of serious conditions. A condition may not always be treatable. However, if doctors should have, but failed to recognize, diagnose, and treat the problem, they can held accountable for medical malpractice.
Contact the misdiagnosis attorneys at the law firm of Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone Co. L.P.A.
Failure to Diagnose Cancer
Doctors may misinterpret x-rays, fail to perform thorough exams, or fail to consider symptoms a patient has, such as blood in fecal matter (bowel movements). This negligence can result in a delayed cancer diagnosis causing a potentially curable cancer to spread and increase. At Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone, we have had success recovering compensation for families in cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits. We are experienced handling cases involving delayed diagnosis of melanoma, skin cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, lung cancer, muscle cancer, and other cancers.
Other Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose
In addition to handling cancer misdiagnosis claims, we also represent families in medical malpractice cases involving other areas of doctor and hospital negligence for failure to diagnose, such as:
- Failure to recognize compartment syndrome: improper care of injuries to arms and legs can cause an individual to suffer from blocked circulation. If the doctor fails to properly correct the problem, the patient may require an amputation.
- Failure to diagnose TTP: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) is a rare blood disease in which blood clots form throughout the body. Failure to diagnose this disease can result in a patient having a sudden heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism.
- Failure to diagnose an aneurysm : Improper hospital discharge, emergency room errors, and misdiagnosis of symptoms can cause an individual with a dissected aorta or blood vessel to suffer a brain aneurysm or aortic aneurysm and suddenly die.
- Other misdiagnosis: misdiagnosis of brain hemorrhage, misdiagnosis of pneumonia, delayed diagnosis of other diseases or serious health conditions.
It is devastating to learn that a loved one’s death or serious illness could have been avoided if a doctor had provided careful, quality healthcare. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a doctor’s failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis, contact our Ohio medical malpractice attorneys to schedule a free case evaluation.