You put your trust in the medical professionals that care for you — when they give you advice or confirm you have an illness, you wholeheartedly believe what they tell you is accurate. However, when your healthcare provider fails to diagnose or misdiagnose cancer, the consequences can be dire, putting the patient at risk or even worse — causing death. Here’s what you can do if your doctor has been negligent in your cancer diagnosis.
Common Types of Female-Related Cancers
Through screenings and tests, such as mammograms and pap tests, there’s hope in finding cancer in its early stages. Some of the most commonly misdiagnosed cancer in women are:
- Breast cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Uterine/ endometrial cancer
- Cervical cancer
How Does a Cancer Misdiagnosis Happen?
According to an article published by WebMD, there is a real struggle for women in getting the right diagnosis for many different reasons. A misdiagnosis may happen due to the following negligent acts from a doctor:
- Failing to perform a complete and thorough physical exam
- Failing to take detailed notes of patient history
- Failing to follow up with the patient
- Failing to recognize symptoms and early warning signs
- Not interpreting lab tests properly
- Failing to refer patient to proper specialists
- Lack of communication between doctor and medical facilities
How a Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help
Suing for medical malpractice in a cancer misdiagnosis case can be extremely complicated. You’ve had enough to endure. Having an experienced personal injury lawyer that understands medical malpractice our side can make all the difference in the outcome and the compensation that you justly deserve.
If you or a loved one has endured a cancer misdiagnosis, we can help. Contact The Sekou Clarke Law Group today at (407) 269-8774 for more information on how we can assist you with getting the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering in all medical malpractice cases.