The public puts a great deal of trust into medical professionals to diagnose and treat any health issues that may arise in a timely manner. Cancer is no exception and requires a diagnosis as soon as possible so the individual has a better chance at a good prognosis. When a medical professional fails to diagnose cancer, the victim and their family can suffer significant, lifelong impacts.
Time is of the essence when it comes to cancer. Not only does it require an early diagnosis so it can be treated quickly, it also can spread to other parts of the body if it is left undiagnosed and the victim of the missed diagnosis is left with a grim prognosis. Some of the factors that may be considered medical neglect in a failure to diagnose cancer case include the following:
- Failure to order proper tests
- Failure to acknowledge patient’s complaints
- Misinterpretation of test results
- Failure to refer the patient to specialists, if necessary
Of course, there are many consequences of failing to diagnose cancer. These include:
- Decreased quality of life and chance of survival
- Advanced stage of cancer
- Greater financial impacts
- Increased risk of death
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence, contact our firm today.
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