Medical Malpractice & Failure to Diagnose Cancer
If your doctor doesn't diagnose your medical condition properly or in a timely manner, you could be left in serious medical danger that could even result in death. If you go to a healthcare provider for medical advice, you expect to be given correct information about any medical conditions that you may have.
When your doctor or healthcare provider does not provide you with the right information, it is referred to as a misdiagnosis. If your healthcare provider takes too long to inform you of a medical condition, then it is referred to as a delayed diagnosis. Either of these improper diagnosis techniques can cause you in serious pain or harm.
Sometimes, a misdiagnosis can occur when a medical condition is diagnosed as not being very serious, allowing the medical condition to worsen to a point of danger. Alternatively, medical conditions can be considered far more serious than they actually are. This can lead to unneeded surgeries or treatments.
There are many different types of medical conditions that are misdiagnosed. Some of the most common types of medical problems and cancers that are misdiagnosed are:
- Lung cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Heart Attack
- Bacterial Meningitis
- Prostate Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Pulmonary Embolisms
To prevent a misdiagnosis of a serious medical problem, you should consult a specialist who is trained to identify the symptoms that you believe you are experiencing. You should also research the medical condition that you think you are suffering from; this will allow you to be more informed about what the doctor tells you. Lastly, ask questions about the diagnosis and the treatment you might be able to avoid a costly mistake.
If you have been injured or harmed because of a healthcare provider's misdiagnosis of your medical condition, you may have a medical malpractice case.
Contact an experienced DC medical malpractice attorney at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. to schedule a free consultation. The attorneys at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.