When you have a serious illness, the clock is ticking. If you aren’t treated in a timely fashion, your disease can quickly worsen. This is especially true when it comes to a cancer diagnosis. To fully understand this problem, we need to look at the harm of a delayed diagnosis.
A delayed diagnosis is especially harmful to cancer patients because time is of the essence. While an increase in tumor size is always a concern, cancer cells are unpredictable and can metastasize when left untreated. That could mean an otherwise treatable cancer could move to other parts of the body and become much more difficult to treat because a doctor failed to diagnose you with the condition and provide treatment.
The sooner your doctor identifies these conditions and prescribes treatment, the less likely they are to worsen or spread. If you have any suspicion of cancer or any other serious disease, you should consider getting a second opinion.
If you suffer injuries or a worsened condition because your doctor failed to identify the signs of cancer, you might have standing for a medical malpractice case and should consult with a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
Your attorneys can determine if your doctor violated the “standard of care.” This means they will seek to determine whether a doctor of similar skills who reviewed your medical records and test results would come to the same conclusion.
If other doctors would have diagnosed you and began treatment earlier, you may be entitled to compensation for your current and future medical bills as well as the pain and suffering that you experienced as a result of the failure to diagnose.
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