Failure To Diagnose Cancer
How A Military Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help
Early detection and treatment of cancer is often crucial to the best survival. The number of fatalities from cancer has decreased due to better education about lifestyle changes, better treatments, and better and earlier ways to detect the disease. The real tragedy is when a diagnosable and treatable cancer is not found in time.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a late-stage cancer, after having undergone regular examinations and cancer screening, it is possible that a diagnosable cancer was missed at an earlier stage. It is important that you consult with a military medical malpractice attorney at Swartz & Reed, about your situation. We can evaluate the medical records to determine whether you have been subjected to military medical malpractice.
Cancer Cases Stemming From A Failure To Diagnose
Some of the more common cases our firm has seen and dealt with have involved the failure to diagnose breast cancer and cancers of the gastro-intestinal system, including the colon. The days are gone when a diagnosis of cancer is a "death sentence." With proper use of breast mammograms and colonoscopies, many lives can be saved. When a diagnosis is overlooked or a delayed diagnosis occurs, the disease may have progressed and become much more difficult to treat. As a result, the patient's chances of a recovery are decreased, sometimes substantially. A review of the medical records can help determine whether there were mistakes made by doctors depending on the nature of the disease and the diagnostic measures used, such as the misreading of lab tests, CT scans, MRIs, X-rays, and other detection methods as well as not appropriately evaluating the patient's symptoms or signs.
At our firm, we take your case very seriously and a military medical malpractice lawyer will investigate the matter thoroughly to determine if legal action should be taken to recover financial compensation for damages.