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Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer

Nearly every form of cancer, if detected early enough, can be treated. The sad truth is, advanced-stage cancer is often untreatable and will result in the untimely death of its victim. When your doctor fails to read test results appropriately or fails to order them in the first place, and you suffer as a result, you may be able to recover compensation in a failure to diagnose claim.

Because cancer is so invasive and can have myriad symptoms, most medical practitioners choose to test for cancer at the first sign of any abnormality. Cancer should always be ruled out as a possible cause of the abnormality. There are several reasons cancer can go undiagnosed. Some of the most common medical errors include:

  •  Failure of a physician to properly detect signs of cancer
  •  Failure of a physician to order appropriate tests
  •  Failure of a physician to refer you to an expert
  •  Failure of a radiologist to interpret imaging suggesting a cancerous mass
  •  Failure of a pathologist to properly interpret tissue samples

You deserve the standard of medical care expected in our country. When you are not provided with this level of care, you deserve an aggressive medical malpractice attorney who will fight tirelessly to ensure you receive the treatment and compensation you will require to combat this debilitating disease.

If you or a loved one is suffering from advanced cancer after a medical professional’s failure to diagnose your disease or delayed diagnosis of cancer, please contact the experienced delayed diagnosis of cancer attorneys at The O’Keefe Firm to schedule a free initial consultation today.