Cleveland Medical Malpractice Lawyers Recover Compensation for Victims of Cancer Misdiagnosis
Compassionate legal representation for victims of cancer misdiagnosis
Every physician understands the most important variable in successfully treating someone with cancer is early detection. Doctors are trained to recognize symptoms of cancer and to diagnose patients when they have it. Unfortunately, too many doctors ignore their training and put the lives of their patients at risk. The Eisen Law Firm is an Ohio medical malpractice law firm that has helped victims of cancer misdiagnosis in Cleveland, Lorain, Columbus, Toledo, Akron and throughout Ohio for almost 40 years. Every passing day without the proper diagnosis puts you in greater danger. Our Ohio cancer misdiagnosis attorneys help you get justice and full compensation.
When does a patient have a claim for cancer misdiagnosis?
There are many ways that doctors fail to live up to the standard of care patients deserve when it comes to diagnosing cancer. The most egregious form of malpractice our Cleveland cancer misdiagnosis attorneys see comes from doctors that do not perform the standard tests and procedures that should be conducted. For example, sometimes doctors fail to perform bi-annual pelvic exams, mammograms, colonoscopies, etc. These tests are standard and expected to be performed regularly because of the high risk of cervical, breast and colon cancer.
The most common grounds for cancer misdiagnosis occur when doctors fail to recognize key signs or symptoms. An example would be when a doctor either does not notice a breast lump or dismisses it as not requiring a biopsy. This sort of negligence is unacceptable to our attorneys—you deserve compensation after a doctor’s malpractice puts your life in danger.
In addition, when cancer is suspected, doctors are trained to refer patients to an oncologist, a physician that specializes in cancer. The stakes of failing to diagnose a patient with cancer are high—simply not making the proper referral is unconscionable. Patients deserve compensation when they are diagnosed with cancer after their primary care doctor failed to make an appropriate referral.
Frequently misdiagnosed cancers
Any type of cancer may be misdiagnosed by doctors, and it does not matter from a legal perspective which type of cancer was misdiagnosed. However, the consequences of a misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis may change depending on cancer type, as some cancers grow faster or are more deadly than others. You can speak with our Cleveland medical malpractice lawyers about your rights as a cancer misdiagnosis victim regardless of your illness. However, there are some types of cancer that are missed more frequently. Our cancer misdiagnosis attorneys most commonly see victims in Cleveland and throughout Ohio that were delayed, misdiagnosed or undiagnosed with:
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Brain tumors
- Colon cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Testicular cancer
Schedule a free consultation with a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer today to discuss your rights as a victim of cancer misdiagnosis
We understand the pain you feel after finding you have cancer and that it should have been diagnosed sooner. The cancer misdiagnosis attorneys at the Eisen Law Firm tirelessly help cancer misdiagnosis victims recover justice throughout Ohio, including: Cleveland, Lorain, Columbus, Toledo and Akron. Call us today at 216-687-0900 to speak with one of our skilled lawyers or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.