Medical misdiagnosis is dangerous and scary, and this negligence can lead to a more severe diagnosis down the road. Cancer is one of the medical conditions that can be incorrectly diagnosed. If your doctor has evaluated your symptoms incorrectly or failed to test for your symptoms to accurately determine your condition, this is called “failure to diagnose,” and is an, unfortunately, common form of medical malpractice.
This negligence can lead to injuries, huge medical bills, and even death. Failure to diagnose is part of a larger part of law known as medical malpractice.
Approximately 41% of all Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, which is a very scary cancer statistic, and early diagnosis and treatment of cancer can be essential in getting a successful medical outcome. In fact, a timely cancer diagnosis can be as important as accurate ones, in terms of lifesaving treatments and outcomes.
Our medical misdiagnosis lawyers want to help you get the compensation you deserve, as well as get you out from under medical bills and lost wages. At Ronemus & Vilensky, we can obtain your medical records and help you analyze them to assess the possibility of a delayed or misdiagnosis that could have been prevented if the doctors have taken care to test and identify your specific condition.
Cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can happen with any type of cancer, including breast cancer, skin cancer, cervical cancer and more. These and other types cancers have early screening tests, such as a mammogram breast cancer or PSA testing for prostates.
Screenings need to be done properly and regularly, as well as if there are any reasons to be concerned. If they are performed wrong or are interpreted incorrectly then a diagnosis can be delayed or even missed entirely. This kind of delay or even complete cancer misdiagnosis can delay proper treatment and delay recovery time, or even lead to death.
In the United States, the majority of cancer treatments are done by either your general practitioner or in hospital emergency rooms. ER physicians and primary care physicians treat many different types of conditions, and it is absolutely critical that they give you a referral to a specialist when this type of complicated or cancerous diagnosis is suspected or confirmed.
As experienced cancer misdiagnosis attorneys in New York, we will help you obtain and understand your medical records, procedures, treatments, and your rights to pursue your claim against the negligence of medical and healthcare professionals.
Who can be sued in a cancer misdiagnosis claim?
- Primary care physicians
- Internal medicine doctor
A misdiagnosis of cancer and/or cancer symptoms, and especially a failure make a referral to a cancer specialist, known as an oncologist, can have a direct effect on yours or any patient’s health.
If a physician fails to make a referral to a cancer-specific doctor, we must look into why they did not. If it is because of corruption, like being in their best financial interests or the best financial interests of the insurance companies, then there should be a claim against them. The best interests of the patient should always be the top concern, and when it isn’t, there can be devastating results.
Early screenings and tests, correct diagnosis, and immediate treatment of cancer are of utmost importance for your health and the health of your loved ones. The earlier the correct diagnosis, the sooner treatment can begin, and the higher the likelihood of the result being successful.
This is the most recent medical misdiagnosis case that we have won:
- Over a three-year period, our client’s doctor misdiagnosed and then failed to treat conditions relating to her feet. Due to this failure, our client suffered circulatory issues and wounds which resulted in initial amputation to her left toe and then eventually below the knee amputation. We won a $1.2 settlement for our client.
If you or a loved one has suffered through a cancer misdiagnosis, let Ronemus & Vilensky assist you in your case. Our compassionate, experienced medical misdiagnosis lawyers will be able to stand up for you and fight for your rights.