Who Can Be Held Accountable For A Cancer Misdiagnosis?
Months, weeks and even days can make a difference when it comes to the treatment of many types of cancer. In most cases, the earlier the cancer is diagnosed, the better the chances are of recovery. If a doctor fails to diagnose or misdiagnoses cancer, opportunities could be lost.
When misdiagnosis is the result of a doctor’s negligence or the negligence of another medical professional, the negligent party should be held accountable. At the law firm of Gregory S. Young Co., LPA, we are here to make certain he or she is.
What Caused The Misdiagnosis Of Cancer?
In these cases, our Ohio cancer misdiagnosis attorneys conduct a thorough investigation to find out what went wrong. If we find that the doctor failed to do something that any other doctor would have done, such as order a mammogram or another cancer test, we will take action. We frequently find that cancer could have been diagnosed if the doctor had ordered a mammogram or a pap smear, or conducted a standard prostate exam. In other cases, we discover that the proper tests were conducted, but they were either mishandled in the lab or misinterpreted by the doctor, leading to a misdiagnosis.
In Ohio and northern Kentucky, we serve as advocates in cases involving misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer of all types, including:
- Prostate cancer misdiagnosis
- Breast cancer misdiagnosis
- Cervical cancer misdiagnosis
These and other types of cancer have a high survival rate, provided they are diagnosed and chemotherapy and other treatments are initiated immediately. When that does not happen because of medical malpractice, we take action.
Do You Have Questions?
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer that you believe should have been diagnosed and treated much earlier, our lawyers are here for you. We invite you to call 513-721-1077 in Cincinnati, 937-531-7999 in Dayton, or 859-547-3334 in Kentucky or email our law firm for an evaluation of your claim.