There is little in the world more frightening than hearing the words, "you've got cancer." In that moment, you are suspended between fear, despair, and the hope that there are many treatment options available. You need to know that there is hope.
If your doctor or hospital misdiagnosed your cancer or failed to diagnose cancer soon enough, this error can lead to reduced life expectancy and even death. If the mistake was due to your doctor's failure to live up to an acceptable standard of care, it may rise to the level of medical malpractice.
What Goes Wrong in Cancer Diagnosis
Failure to diagnose cancer as soon as reasonably possible delays vitally needed treatment, leading to extended, painful therapy, a reduction in your options, and a lower likelihood of treatment success. While misdiagnosed cancer is less common, it is no less catastrophic, and often involves unnecessary cancer testing, chemotherapy and other painful treatments that serve no purpose.
Many things can go wrong in a busy medical practice or hospital, including these examples of hospital misdiagnosed cancers:
- Breast cancer: missed by failure to screen or misread mammograms
- Cervical cancer: missed by misinterpreted Pap smear tests
- Prostate cancer: due to failure to perform timely digital rectal exams and PSA blood tests
- Skin cancer: missed by failing to identify skin irregularities, proper screening
- Colon cancer: due to failure to perform regular screenings
Whether a delayed diagnosis or hospital misdiagnosed brain cancer is the issue, Bentoff & Duber holds physicians and other health care professionals accountable for failing to follow the appropriate standard of care.
Compensation for Your Losses
In a medical malpractice claim, we can pursue compensation to pay for your current medical bills and future medical treatment, including any necessary specialty treatment that can be extraordinarily expensive. It can also compensate you financially for your pain and suffering and other losses. Because we take only select cases, we can take the time to listen to your concerns and provide smart legal strategy.
At our law firm, you will work directly with a partner of the firm, never an inexperienced associate or paralegal. We believe that you deserve focused attention from a knowledgeable, compassionate attorney during this difficult time.