The Serious Consequences Of Failing To Diagnose Or Misdiagnosing Cancer

Cancer is a growing problem in the United States. In 2016, the American Cancer Society estimated that 4,620 new cases of cancer would be diagnosed each day in the U.S., totaling more than 1.6 million cases nationwide. Because many forms of cancer can be fatal if left untreated, immediate and aggressive treatments are often recommended, which can be costly and uncomfortable to say the least.

Getting the right diagnosis is key in cancer cases because giving the wrong diagnosis can lead to the wrong treatments or unnecessary treatments that could cause significant injuries to internal organs. Failing to make a diagnosis can have far worse consequences.

At Drivon Turner & Waters, PLC, we understand the importance of diagnosing cancer quickly and correctly the first time around. Our attorneys have seen the pain and suffering a misdiagnosis can cause and the financial burden such a mistake can have on an entire family. That's why we stand up for patients and their families, making sure they have strong legal counsel to walk them through a possible medical malpractice claim.

Representation That Fits Your Needs And Situation

Because of our more than 40 years of experience handling a variety of personal injury cases, we understand the complexities of medical malpractice claims involving failures to diagnose cancer or misdiagnoses. We know that just because a diagnosis wasn't right, this doesn't mean the doctor breached the professional standard of care or that he or she was negligent.

When we handle a failure to diagnose case, we carefully and thoroughly review all of the facts, including evidence that indicates a doctor was negligent or ignored evidence that would have otherwise suggested a different diagnosis. We will then present a strong argument on your behalf that will seek economic and noneconomic compensation such as medical expenses, lost wages, loss of enjoyment, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering.

Don't Hesitate To Give Us A Call

Failing to take timely action in a medical malpractice case can jeopardize your ability to collect damages for your injuries or a loved one's death. Don't wait until it's too late. Talk to a lawyer at Drivon Turner & Waters, PLC. To contact our law office in Stockton, California, call 209-800-8971 or send us a message through our online contact form. Initial consultations are free and fees are on a contingency basis.