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Fighting For Victims Of Failure To Diagnose Injuries

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

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP attorneys have been involved in several failures to diagnose matters which have led to multimillion-dollar settlements for the patient and their families. In one matter, a pediatrician and a hospital failed to diagnose and treat the patient’s hypoglycemia. In another matter, a physician failed to diagnose a patient’s breast cancer properly. These medical malpractice issues can have lasting ramifications.

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 1.8 million new cancer cases were expected to be diagnosed this year, according to the American Cancer Society. 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 to 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 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 Stargatt & Taylor, LLP 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 at 302-298-0370.