Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Cancer Misdiagnosis in Mason City, Des Moines, and Cedar Rapids
Doctors, nurses, and medical physicians are entrusted to provide proper care and adequate treatment to their patients. When a doctor or medical professional fails to provide the accepted standard of medical care to their patients, and a patient consequently suffers further injury or harm, the doctor will be held liable for the patient’s condition under medical malpractice laws.
One of the most common types of malpractice is misdiagnosis, in particular cancer misdiagnosis. While getting cancer is out of your control, the key to surviving cancer is early detection, diagnosis, and treatment. When cancer is properly diagnosed in its early stages, the chances of overcoming the cancer are very high. However, when a doctor misdiagnoses cancer, they put the patient at an extremely serious risk of the cancer growing at a rapid rate to the point where it becomes fatal to the patient. If your health has been compromised due to the cancer spreading because a doctor misdiagnosed your condition, you have the right to file a medical malpractice case against the doctor. At McGuire Law, PLC, we have a great deal of experience handling these types of medical malpractice cases, and can provide you with the experienced legal representation you need to file a successful claim.
Winning a Cancer Misdiagnosis Case
In order to win a cancer misdiagnosis case, you must prove that your cancer should have been diagnosed at an earlier stage. The most important aspect of any misdiagnosis case involves the type of cancer. It is not enough that the physician ignored certain symptoms or failed to properly interpret or follow up on a diagnostic test. Successful recovery requires evidence that an earlier diagnosis would have led to a significantly different and improved outcome. Since some cancers, such as pancreatic, ovarian, or “small cell” lung cancers have very poor outcomes regardless of when they are diagnosed, medical malpractice claims involving these types of cancers cannot prove that earlier diagnosis would have led to an improved outcome.
However, by working with an medical malpractice lawyer who is very skilled at handling misdiagnosis cases, you will have a much better chance of filing a successful claim, regardless of how complex your case may be or what the odds are working against you.
Contact a Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney
If you or someone you love has been misdiagnosed by your doctor, we can help you file an injury claim to recover maximum compensation. At McGuire Law, PLC, we would be happy to discuss your situation at free consultation to determine if the cancer misdiagnosis by your doctor caused a reduction in your life expectancy. We are very committed to helping our clients seek justice under the law, and we’ll do everything possible to prove the doctor was negligent when treating and diagnosing your condition.
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contact a cancer misdiagnosis lawyer
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