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
There are many different types of medical conditions that are misdiagnosed.
Some of the most common types of medical problems and cancers that 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.