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Cancer – Failure to Diagnose

If You Have Been Diagnosed with Cancer, There May Be Medical Malpractice Implications

If the signs of cancer were present earlier, and if your physician failed to act upon those signs, you may have a claim for medical malpractice failure to diagnose lawsuit. The wrong diagnosis could be devastating.

Breast Cancer Often Misdiagnosed in Early Stages

Even though more than a million and a half American women will undergo a breast biopsy this year, a new study shows there is a pretty steep margin of error in the procedure. In fact, in almost half the cases, the diagnosis of the pathologist was not the same as the correct diagnosis of atypical ductal [...]

Lawsuits Based on Misdiagnosis or Delayed Cancer Diagnosis

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 1,666,540 Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis in 2014. Some of these cancer patients will receive an advanced diagnosis of cancer, caused by a physician's delay in diagnosis, or misdiagnosis, of cancer. An article published in the Journal of American Medical Association suggests that "cases of delayed, missed, and [...]

Failure to Diagnose Cancer Lawsuit – What You May Expect

What You May Expect - If You Have Been Diagnosed with Cancer, There May Be Medical Malpractice Implications If the signs of cancer were present earlier, and if your physician failed to act upon those signs, you may have a claim for medical malpractice failure to diagnose lawsuit. For instance, if you tell your doctor that [...]

What You Need To Know About “Failure to Diagnose Cancer” Medical Malpractice

When a physician fails to properly diagnose cancer, the results can be catastrophic.  Just as an early diagnosis of cancer carries with it an increase in a patient's chances of survival, a late diagnosis can carry with it a decreased chance of survival. Not every failure to diagnose cancer, however, translates into a bad outcome.  For [...]

Proving That Earlier Diagnosis of Cancer Would Have Made a Difference

In a medical malpractice case, the plaintiff (i.e., the injured patient) is required to do more than prove that the care in question fell beneath accepted standards of care.  The patient must also establish that the malpractice was the cause of his or her injuries. Thus, a patient seeking to sue a physician for the failure [...]