Cases of cancer have grown dramatically in recent years. Fortunately, so has the survival rate, as diagnostic measures and treatments have advanced. It is estimated that as many as one in three people will get cancer before age 50. For these individuals, it is essential that their illness be identified and correctly diagnosed quickly. Sadly, despite taking precautions and visiting the doctor, a negligent doctor may misdiagnose cancer. This can allow the patient’s condition to worsen considerably or may lead to treatments that are inappropriate, expensive, and possibly harmful.
It is the responsibility of a doctor to correctly diagnose and render treatment of any cancer, and if they make mistakes, the consequences can be devastating. As a victim of a cancer misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to pursue financial compensation. Contact the Des Moines medical malpractice attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 705-0233 for a free consultation.
Commonly Misdiagnosed Cancers
There are many mistakes that may lead to the misdiagnosis of various cancers. A doctor may fail to read a laboratory test correctly, fail to recognize the symptoms, mistake cancer for a benign tumor, or fail to find the treatment necessary for the particular type of cancer. The most common and most easily misdiagnosed forms of cancer include the following:
Any mistakes are unacceptable mistakes. Negligent medical professionals need to be held accountable for their failure to adequately perform their duties.
If you or your loved one has suffered following a misdiagnosis of cancer, it is time to take action. The Des Moines misdiagnosis attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., strongly believe that you deserve compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact us today by calling (515) 705-0233.