Failure to Diagnose Cancer
Everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. Likewise, we all know that early and accurate diagnosis is critical for a good outcome.
Early and accurate diagnosis is critical for a good outcome
Many cancers are detectable and curable if caught early on. And, often these cancers are the focus of routine screening tests including PSA tests, mammograms, colonoscopies, PAP smears, CT scans, etc. Any of these screening tests if ignored or missed can cause a curable cancer to become terminal or result in a much more aggressive and avoidable course of treatment.
Common errors that result in the misdiagnosis of cancer include failing to properly read a X-Ray, MRI or CT scan. Misdiagnosis also happen when routine lab tests are not communicated to patients including blood and urine tests. Unfortunately we have also confronted cases where tissue pathology is misinterpreted resulting in a missed opportunity to treat a curable cancer. These pathology mistakes can also result in a course of treatment that is harmful and sometimes fatal.
The best way to understand if your cancer or your loved one’s cancer was not diagnosed promptly or correctly is to contact the medical and legal advocates at The DiCello Law Firm.
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