Failure to Diagnose

The failure to diagnose a medical condition, and most commonly the failure to diagnose cancer, clearly can have fatal consequences.

Young Conaway attorneys have been involved in a number of failure to diagnose matters which have led to multimillion dollar settlements for the patient and their family. In one matter, a pediatrician and a hospital failed to diagnose and treat the patient's hypoglycemia. In another matter, a physician failed to properly diagnose a patient's breast cancer.

Cancer and Failure to Diagnose Claims

An accurate and timely diagnosis can make a life-or-death difference in the treatment of cancer. More than 1.5 million new cancer cases were expected to be diagnosed in 2010, according to the American Cancer Society Cancer. Regular screenings by doctors and other health professionals can result in the detection of cancer at an early stage when it is often most treatable.

However, sometimes screenings are misinterpreted. This negligence allows the cancer spread which can increase the risk of harm to the patient. In these situations, you should consult with an attorney.

Resources for Your Recovery in Failure to Diagnose Cases

A patient alleging a failure to diagnose cancer has the same burden of proof as a medical malpractice lawsuit. The patient must not only show that the physician had a duty to timely diagnose the cancer, but that the physician breached the duty and that the breach caused injury to the patient.

Breakthroughs in cancer research and treatments also mean that standards of care and best practices in this area change and evolve regularly. Young Conaway attorneys stay informed of medical developments and emerging legal protections for patients so that we can maximize all efforts in recovering compensation for the injury you have suffered. Contact us for a FREE consultation.