In order to successfully treat cancer, early detection is the key. If cancer is not diagnosed early, the consequences can be tragic from drastic forms of treatment such as higher dosages of radiation to even wrongful death. Some common types of cancer which are often misdiagnosed include breast cancer, colon cancer, and even lung cancer. Examples of improper care in misdiagnosing cancer include: failing to order proper tests, failing to properly read or evaluate tests results, failing to follow up on test results such as referring the patient to a specialist, failing to order more tests, failing to listen to the patient’s complaints, and even failing to identify obvious physical findings during examination, such as a lump during a breast examination.
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Often a “misdiagnosis” can be the failure to diagnose a disease, or a delay in diagnosing a disease that should have been discovered earlier. With today’s cost-cutting measures of health care insurance companies, doctors often fail to take the time to carefully listen to the complaints of a patient. Often this can lead to failing to order proper tests. Also, a physician may have misread test results or failed to refer a patient to a specialist in a timely manner resulting in malpractice.
If you believe you or a loved one was misdiagnosed, you need a malpractice lawyer to investigate your claim. Edith Pearce works with some of the leading doctors in the area to determine if you have a case. Remember, acting quickly is important as it allows us to fully investigate your medical treatment.
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If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of suspected medical malpractice, or cancer misdiagnosis in Philadelphia or anywhere in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, call us today for a FREE MALPRACTICE CONSULTATION, or send us an instant e-mail.