A Cancer Misdiagnosis Causes Serious Harm: Our Law Firm Can Help You Seek Compensation
A cancer misdiagnosis occurs not only when a doctor fails to diagnose cancer, but also when a doctor treats a patient for cancer he or she does not have. Both cases result in serious, lasting injury. Both are grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our law firm can help you get compensation for your cancer misdiagnosis case.
An Unfortunate Example of Misdiagnosed Cancer
Pam is thirty-one years-old and during a routine check-up she is diagnosed with aggressive ovarian cancer. Her doctor recommends an oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries) as the best chance for survival. This is especially hard on Pam and her husband because they have been trying to have a baby together. After the surgery, the doctor reveals that he has made a mistake – Pam never had cancer. Pam is now left without the ability to give birth to her own child. In this example, Pam is entitled to receive compensation for the following:
- The expense of Pam’s unnecessary surgery
- The cost of her recovery process
- Income lost from the time she spent away from work – both during the hospitalization and recovery time
- Cost of therapy needed to help cope with the traumatic event
- Pain and suffering caused by the surgery and emotional distress of losing the ability to have a child
- Any out of pocket expenses such as transportation to and from the hospital, hired help to aid in Pam’s recovery, and the cost of any prescription drugs prescribed to Pam related to the misdiagnosis.
Weitz & Luxenberg understands these cancer misdiagnosis cases. Our malpractice experience is vast, and we handle your individual case carefully and compassionately.
Other Ways Cancer Is Misdiagnosed
In addition to misdiagnoses involving a mistaken doctor acting in haste, many instances exist in which a doctor does not act fast enough.
In 2000, Davenport listed the top five medical conditions with malpractice risks as:
- Myocardial infarction
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Colon cancer
Three out of the five listed are forms of cancer. Pathology slide tests, which are used to determine if a patient has cancer, are ripe for human error. At Johns Hopkins Hospital, studies found a 1.4% error rate in these pathology tests. Weitz & Luxenberg is aware of the statistics, and we use our wealth of information and resources to get you compensation.
How You Can Take Action
You can start by filling out the form on this page. Explain your case, and once you submit it, a representative of Weitz & Luxenberg will be in touch with you as soon as possible. This is a free and confidential service, and obligates you in no way to the firm.
The attorneys at Weitz & Luxenberg can aid you in seeking out compensation for things like: medical bills, pain and suffering, canceled reservations, and earnings lost. We can walk you through this process and explain your options. Contact Weitz & Luxenberg today for a free assessment of your claim.
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