Many cancers can be completely cured if early signs are appropriately recognized and treated aggressively. Patients may have a reasonable cause to consult a lawyer and file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit if doctors have ignored or failed to recognize the significance of signs and symptoms. Our law firm has substantial experience with a wide range of cancer malpractice cases, including:
- Breast cancer (misread mammograms or failure to take other appropriate diagnostic steps
- Cervical cancer (misread Pap smears and biopsies)
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney (renal cell) cancer
- Liver cancer
Another issue with cancer can come with over-diagnosis. This usually happens when an inexperienced pathologist decides that something looks cancerous under the microscope when in fact it’s a benign condition. If the patient has undergone significant treatment or surgery before the correct diagnosis is found, this could be an issue of medical malpractice. See our page on cancer costs and medical malpractice here.
See the specific cancer pages on our website (linked above) for more about cancer diagnosis issues.
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