Cancer Misdiagnosis

Early detection of the presence of cancerous cells is essential for helping prevent the spread of the disease. Early detection results in higher survival rates and cheaper medical bills. When a doctor does not catch cancer early enough, and instead misdiagnoses it as something else or fails to make any diagnosis, it can have devastating effects on the patient’s long-term health. On the other hand, a false positive diagnosis can wreak havoc on a patient’s psychological and physical health, as the result of exposure to unnecessary and taxing medical procedures.

Every year, many patients suffer cancer misdiagnoses. If your doctor has misdiagnosed your medical condition, and it has caused you unnecessary pain, grief, or suffering, you are entitled to justice. The Kansas City medical malpractice lawyers at The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, are dedicated to defending the rights of patients who have suffered from medical mistakes, and we may be able to help you. Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys by calling 816-531-6006 today.

Causes of Cancer Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis of cancer is rarely intentional, but instead usually caused by negligence or carelessness on a medical professional’s behalf. Common causes of cancer misdiagnosis include:

  • Failure to order appropriate tests
  • Failure to check test results in a timely manner
  • Failure to identify a suspicious lump during an appointment
  • Identifying a malignant tumor as benign and vice versa
  • Failure to refer patient in need to a specialist

All of these are examples of medical negligence and can have devastating effects on the quality of a patient’s life.

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If you or someone you know has experienced pain and suffering as a result of a medical practitioner’s mistake, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact a Kansas City personal injury attorney at The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, by calling 816-531-6006 today for more information.