Failure to Diagnose

Monmouth County Failure to Diagnose Attorneys

Representing NJ clients who suffer from the negligence of doctors

When a person goes to a medical professional, whether it be for a routine checkup or for a specific ailment, they trust in the talent and competence of the medical professional. When someone has cancer and the medical professional fails to diagnose their disease, it leads to terrible results. In some cases, misdiagnosis of cancer leads to unnecessary treatments for other diseases while the true problem goes unattended and gets worse. Delayed diagnosis of cancer leads to a more severe treatment than would have been originally necessary, a cancer that will not react to treatment, and even death. If you or a loved one have been affected by a doctor’s negligence, you need an effective attorney. Contact Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. for a consultation today.

Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer

Everyone knows someone who, at one time or another, has unfortunately had to deal with a diagnosis of cancer. For this reason, many people routinely undergo cancer screenings, including mammography, prostate exams, colonoscopy, etc. Many people, especially those with a family history of cancer, are hyper-vigilant and quick to report any out-of-the-ordinary symptoms to their doctors. What happens when a medical professional fails to take reported symptoms seriously, fails to perform certain tests, and fails to respond to a patient’s complaints?

Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer

Unfortunately, despite its decline, breast cancer has been and continues to be the second leading cause of cancer death in women (the most common is lung cancer). The American Cancer Society and The National Cancer Institute estimate that over 230,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States and over 40,000 will die from the disease.