Cleveland Malpractice Lawyers Pursue Justice for Patients Suffering Unfairly Due to a Failure to Diagnose Prostate or Testicular Cancer
Early diagnoses of prostate and testicular cancer can mean the difference between life and death
Prostate cancer ranks number two in cancer deaths for men in the United States. However, early detection increases a patient’s chances immensely. Testicular cancer is less common, but occurs most frequently in males between the ages of 15 and 35. Early discovery and treatment are the best indicators of a successful prognosis. When a medical professional fails to act in the best interests of the patient, leading to a failure to diagnose either of these serious cancers, the results can be devastating. At The Eisen Law Firm, our Cleveland medical malpractice attorneys deal exclusively with medical negligence and wrongful death claims. We have extensive experience in this area, bringing a wealth of valuable knowledge and experience to your case.
How are prostate and testicular cancers diagnosed?
Competent medical care and treatment must include vigilance, attentiveness and timely action. Any known indicators and/or unusual symptoms can be early warning signs of cancer or other serious medical conditions. Therefore, it’s important that you receive regular medical checkups, keep your doctor apprised of any changes in your health and seek medical attention for anything out of the ordinary. Your medical professional should work with you to ensure that you receive all necessary care and testing as required for optimum health and early diagnosis of any medical conditions.
The following tests and procedures are common diagnostic tools for testicular and prostate cancer.
- Thorough physical exam by your physician
- Scrotal ultrasound
- Blood tests for tumor markers
- Computed tomography (CT) scans
- Other imaging tests with use of magnetic fields, x-rays, sound waves, radioactive substances
- Medical history & physical exam
- Digital rectal exam (DRE)
- Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test
- Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)
- MRI prostate gland evaluation
- Prostate biopsy
A failure to perform these diagnostic evaluations and tests does not necessarily mean that you or your loved one is the victim of medical malpractice. However, it is important that you are aware of your options and how best to work with your medical professional when you are at risk of prostate cancer, testicular cancer or any other serious health conditions. And, in the event that your doctor failed to diagnose you with prostate or testicular cancer in a timely manner, our Cleveland medical malpractice attorneys are here to assist you with a legal claim.
What are common consequences of a delay or failure to diagnose prostate or testicular cancer?
Early detection and diagnosis of prostate and testicular cancer is critical to successful management and treatment of your condition. Failure to diagnose these cancers in a timely manner can lead to some major and distressing consequences, including:
- Inoperable cancer
- Loss of sexual function
- Extreme physical pain
- More costly treatment
- More invasive, painful and aggressive treatment
- Disfigurement, scarring and loss of other organs
- Lengthier recovery time
- Lost income
- Permanent or long-term disability
Our Cleveland malpractice lawyers provide compassionate, comprehensive legal representation to victims who’ve suffered from a failure to diagnose prostate and testicular cancer
If you or your loved one’s prostate or testicular cancer went undiagnosed, please call The Eisen Law Firm at 216-687-0900 or contact us online to learn how our malpractice lawyers may be able to assist you. Our Cleveland medical malpractice attorneys have decades of medical malpractice experience and a committed focus on recovering the maximum compensation our clients need for these serious claims. Located in Cleveland, our medical malpractice attorneys serve victims of medical negligence throughout Ohio.
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