One of the most frequently made medical mistakes is the misdiagnosis of, or the complete failure to diagnose, a serious medical condition. Such errors can deprive patients of important medical treatment, which may no longer be available if the condition progresses. In particular, cancer misdiagnosis often happens when a doctor fails to give the proper care to a patient. Failing to order diagnostic tests or make the proper referrals could delay a cancer diagnosis months or, in extreme cases, even years. If you or somebody you love was wrongly diagnosed with cancer, or if a doctor neglected to diagnose the disease altogether, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation and strict statute of limitation laws in the District limit the time you have to file a claim. Contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC.
Commonly Misdiagnosed Forms of Cancer
Approximately 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year and thousands of those individuals are misdiagnosed. Some of the most frequently misdiagnosed types of cancer include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Cervical cancer
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Colon cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Brain cancer
If you are suffering from cancer that was misdiagnosed, it is important to consult with an attorney. Not all cases constitute medical malpractice, but having an attorney that can effectively represent your legal needs is important.
Contact a Skilled DC Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer
At Trombly & Singer, PLLC, our medical malpractice lawyers work with clients who have claims involving cancer misdiagnosis. Being treated for a different form of cancer or undergoing treatment for a different disease altogether can be terrible. Proving negligence can be difficult. Our firm has over 30 years of experience helping clients construct strong cases in order to help them recover damages and hold the medical professional accountable for their carelessness. We understand how serious cancer misdiagnosis cases are and will fight tirelessly for victims to ensure they receive compensation for added medical expenses, pain, shock, and anguish that comes with being misdiagnosed. Contact us to set up a free initial legal consultation with one of our accomplished attorneys.