Cancer is a devastating disease that, if undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, can lead to catastrophic results. Many types of cancer, such as breast cancer, skin cancer, and cervical cancer, commonly go undiagnosed even though they can be quickly detected by tests that are readily available to doctors.
When a medical professional fails to diagnose cancer due to negligence, the doctor puts his or her patients in severe danger. If you have suffered due to undiagnosed cancer, contact a Fort Lauderdale Cancer Attorney immediately.
Broward County Lawyer for Failure to Diagnose Cancer
Failing to diagnose cancer is a major error on the part of a medical professional. It can lead to devastating effects or even death. If you or a loved one has suffered due to negligent actions of medical staff, contact Lisa Levine today. We serve residents in and around Broward County, including the cities, of Miramar, Fort Lauderdale, Weston, and Hollywood.
With over 20 years of legal experience, Lisa Levine of Lisa S. Levine P.A. has the knowledge and resources to handle any personal injury case. We will fight for the compensation you deserve, and we won’t charge you anything if you are not awarded compensation. Call us today, free of charge, to discuss the details of your personal injury claim.
Common forms of cancer that go undiagnosed in Broward County include:
- Lung Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Kidney/Renal Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Thyroid Cancer
- Endometrial Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
Your physician has a duty to give you the most accurate and complete diagnosis possible. If he or she fails to accurately diagnose you due to negligence or lack of diligence on his or her part, you could be entitled to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice.
In many cases, a physician’s failure to accurately diagnose patients is directly related to negligent medical practices. Failing to properly analyze blood tests, mammograms, biopsies, and other cancer related tests can prevent the doctor from diagnosing the patient. Examples of actions leading to misdiagnoses include:
- Symptoms that are commonly related to cancer are ignored
- An X-Ray or MRI is misread
- Failure to order the appropriate tests
- Test results are not accurately reported
- The physician fails to refer the patient to a specialist who could further analyze his or her symptoms and tests
Any time a healthcare professional fails to accurately diagnose a disease, it is a serious error on his or her part. This error is magnified when the disease he or she failed to diagnose is as life threatening as cancer. Many times, the earlier cancer is detected the greater the chance an individual will have of surviving it.
If a physician has misdiagnosed you or a loved one, and it has led to increased pain and suffering or even death, you may be to receive compensation for the damages you’ve suffered as a result of medical malpractice on the part of the doctor or hospital. Some of the damages you or a loved one may sue for include but are not limited to:
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost wages
- Medical treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Decrease in quality of life
- Loss of companionship
- Reduced capacity to work
- Wrongful death
Physicians are trained and have the necessary resources and capabilities to accurately diagnose diseases. If they fail to use their training and the resources available to them, and instead rely on incomplete medical tactics to diagnose patients, they should be held responsible for their negligent actions.
If you or a loved one has been subjected to prolonged suffering and delayed medical service due to the medical staff’s inability to effectively diagnose cancer, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against them to recover compensation for the damages you have suffered.
Lisa S. Levine P.A. provides legal representation to individuals in Broward County, including the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Miramar, Hollywood, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today at (954) 256-1820 to schedule your free consultation.