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Failure to Diagnose Cancer Lawsuits

Our Cody, Wyoming Law Firm Handles Failure to Diagnose Cancer Cases

Effective and successful treatment of cancer depends on timely and accurate diagnosis. For many, it is literally the difference between successful recovery and death. It is widely accepted that a cancer patient’s survival odds are directly linked to the stage of the disease progress. A failure or delay in diagnosis could result in a number of avoidable outcomes—including preventing a patient from receiving life-saving treatment, or being subjected to unnecessary, more aggressive treatment than otherwise would have been needed.

Common Types of Missed or Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer Lawsuits

Breast Cancer – Failure to timely diagnose breast cancer can subject the patient to a lengthy, painful course of treatment that may result in loss of one or both breasts, reconstructive surgery or death.

Colon Cancer – Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths. When early symptoms such as rectal bleeding are overlooked, the prognosis for patients can be terminal.

Prostate Cancer – Prostate cancer can be deadly if early symptoms are ignored and necessary screenings are neglected.

Esophageal Cancer – Esophageal cancer causes unique symptoms, including difficulty swallowing, weight loss, and chronic cough. Doctors who ignore these symptoms and fail to test for esophageal cancer increase their patients’ risk.

Proving Medical Malpractice in Cancer Claims

The effects of a failed or delayed cancer diagnosis can be devastating and may include serious injury, pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, and even death. When medical professionals fail to meet an applicable standard of care, then a claim for medical malpractice may be possible.

Doctors may miss a diagnosis of cancer by:

  • Failing to perform appropriate tests
  • Misinterpreting tests results
  • Compounding mistakes of laboratory technicians
  • Misinterpreting patient symptoms
  • Failing to evaluate a patient’s medical history

Types of Damages Awarded in a Failure to Diagnose Cancer Lawsuit

  • Injuries and disability as a result of the cancer itself or of the treatment of later stage cancers
  • Medical bills incurred by the more extensive treatments required at later stages
  • Other medical care, including home and hospice care
  • Lost wages due to the cancer and treatment
  • Emotional and financial losses to the family, as a result of the death or disability of the patient

Lawyers Experienced in Failure to Diagnose Cancer Lawsuits

We have handled thousands of high-profile medical malpractice claims over the last 30 years, including recovery of millions of dollars in damages for individuals and the families of those who have suffered as a result of failure or delayed diagnoses of cancer. Our team of medically-qualified trial lawyers and nurse consultants are able to quickly and effectively evaluate your claim.

We work on a percentage fee basis. It costs our clients nothing out-of-pocket to move forward with their claim, as our fees are based on any settlement recovered.

Contact us today with your Wyoming Failure to Diagnose Cancer questions. For a free consultation with one of our award-winning lawyers, call us at 307-527-7891 or email us.

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