Massachusetts Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyers

Today, there are many screening tests physicians may utilize for early detection of cancer. Cancer can be treated with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, or biological therapy. However, successful treatment is dependent upon a rapid and accurate diagnosis. Early detection is the key to most successful outcomes.

The more the cancer is allowed to develop without treatment, the greater the likelihood of the cancer spreading. A medical misdiagnosis or an incorrect diagnosis can delay critical treatments, worsen a disease or even cause death, especially in cases of cancer.

Call us at 1-888-554-2889 to speak to a Massachusetts medical malpractice lawyer. We offer:

  • A free, no-obligation case evaluation
  • No fee unless we win your case
  • Flexible appointments
  • Home and hospital visits

Cancer Misdiagnosis and Medical Malpractice

A medical misdiagnosis may be the result of medical malpractice when:

  • Early detection tests are not ordered because of cost considerations
  • A Doctor hastily offers a diagnosis without a proper medical evaluation
  • A Doctor fails to order necessary tests to help diagnose or rule out cancer

A doctor may also fail to properly address a patient's signs and symptoms including:

  • Unexplained extensive weight loss
  • Enlargement of lymph nodes
  • Change in bowel or bladder habits
  • Unusual bleeding or discharge
  • Thickening or lump in a body part
  • Early cancer detection tests are not properly administered
  • A mammogram is misinterpreted or misread by a radiologist, leading to an enlargement or spread of breast cancer.
  • A biopsy is misread or does not properly sample the suspicious tissue in question

Common Examples of Cancer Misdiagnosis

Common examples of cancer misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose cancer cases our lawyers handle include:

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose Breast Cancer
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose Leukemia
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose Lung Cancer
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose Prostate Cancer
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose Cervical Cancer
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose Ovarian Cancer
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose Testicular Cancer
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose Colon Cancer
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose Skin Cancer
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a Brain Tumor
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose Cancer of the Uterus
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose Pancreatic Cancer
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose Hodgkin's disease
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose Lymphoma
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose Leukemia

Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

Patients can help prevent medical misdiagnosis by seeking a second opinion, repeating lab and other medical tests, asking questions, and researching the condition and symptoms of the condition the patient has been diagnosed with.

When misdiagnosis is the result of medical malpractice, the medical professional can be held liable for any damages that a patient suffers.


Contact Our Massachusetts Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyers

If you believe that you or a loved one is a victim of a cancer misdiagnosis, it is important to consult with a qualified medical malpractice attorney.

Call us at 1-888-554-2889 to speak to a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer. We offer:

  • A free, no-obligation case evaluation
  • No fee unless we win your case
  • Flexible appointments
  • Home and hospital visits

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