When you go to the doctor, you do so under the assumption that they will make every effort to diagnose and treat our medical conditions promptly. The timely and accurate treatment of medical conditions is exactly why people undergo routine examinations and follow-up visits.
Early detection and treatment for cancer are essential for a better prognosis. Failing to catch cancer in its early stages can lead to more intense treatment and a lower chance of survival.
The medical industry has made significant progress in creating tests that can detect various cancers at their earliest stages. Many of these pre-cancer screenings have become a routine part of a yearly exam when a person reaches a certain age, or earlier if there is a family history of cancer.
Some of the routine exams that can help detect pre-cancer or early-stage cancer include mammograms, colonoscopy, PAP smears, and chest x-rays. Some doctors may even use ultrasound equipment to detect cancer if a mass or tumor is suspected based on the diagnosis. However, failure to provide these tests in a timely manner may be considered medical malpractice.
Failure to Test Can Also Occur When Doctor’s Make Assumptions
Interpretation of Test Results Incorrectly May Also Cause Treatment Delays
Failure to provide the right cancer screening tests is not the only form of cancer misdiagnosis. If a medical care provider fails to see a problem in the test results or misinterprets those results, this can lead to significant delays in cancer treatment. Any delay in treatment for cancer can have a negative outcome on the prognosis.
What to do After A Cancer Misdiagnosis
Discovering that you have been a victim of a cancer misdiagnosis can be devastating. You will experience a variety of emotions, from anger to fear. You will rightfully demand that someone is held accountable for the diagnosis failure.
Proving failure to diagnose cases can be complicated. If you believe that you are a misdiagnosis victim, you should immediately contact a New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer. Having an attorney represent your claim will provide you with the expertise you need to manage this case successfully.
What Types of Compensation Is Available for Cancer Misdiagnosis?
The value of your case will be based on many different factors. Your compensation may include financial losses, such as lost wages and medical expenses, and non-financial damages such as pain and suffering and emotional duress.
Your New Jersey cancer misdiagnosis lawyer will be able to provide you with a detailed account of what types of damages apply to your case and the overall value of the case based on the facts. Every case will be valued differently.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire A New Jersey Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer?
Our law firm works on a contingency basis for all of our injured clients. This means that you will never have to pay for any upfront legal costs or fees. Our fees are not paid until we win your case.
Working on a contingency basis allows our law firm to serve those most in need. We understand that injuries can cause financial hardships, and we do not wish to add to our clients’ suffering. Providing our services on a contingency basis ensures that everyone has equal access to quality legal representation. Also see Failure to Diagnose.