Failure to Timely Diagnose Cancer
The failure to timely diagnose cancer is one of the most frequent claims of medical malpractice.
If a doctor fails to order timely and necessary testing to diagnose cancer or fails to timely follow-up on abnormal test results, a patient can suffer harm as a result of the delay in diagnosis.
Other examples of errors that lead to a delay in diagnosis include:
- Failure to timely recognize existing signs and symptoms of cancer
- Failure to order a biopsy for an abnormal lesion or mass
- Failure to order diagnostic imaging including a mammogram, a CT Scan, or MRI
- Failure to refer to the appropriate specialist
- Failure to correctly interpret the testing results
When Medical Malpractice Causes a Delay in Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer
There are times when a medical professional’s negligence causes a delay in diagnosis and treatment of cancer that results in harm to the patient. A delay in diagnosis and treatment can change a patient’s prognosis from curable to incurable.
Contact Our Providence Failure to Diagnose Cancer Lawyers Today
If you believe that your healthcare professional’s negligence led to a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of your cancer that has resulted in harm to you, it is important to talk to an experienced and skilled medical malpractice lawyer at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell with significant experience handling failure to timely diagnose cancer cases.
We will examine and investigate all the facts to determine if medical malpractice occurred.