Once cancerous cells begin spreading, treatment becomes a race against time. Cancer patients who are diagnosed early in the disease’s progression have an excellent chance of surviving, sometimes without undergoing major side effects. At The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., in Scottsdale, our lawyer works hard to help hold negligent medical professionals accountable and to help you recover the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.
Consequences Of Delayed Diagnosis
Laparoscopic surgery and low doses of radiation or chemotherapy are often sufficient to eradicate a small cancerous growth. If the diagnosis is delayed, however, the prognosis becomes much less encouraging. Patients with late-stage cancer often face intensive rounds of painful treatment, with the only benefit being a slight increase in life expectancy.
While some cancer patients miss the chance for an early diagnosis through nothing more than tragic happenstance, many suffer through painfully invasive procedures, or even die, because their doctors either failed to order the correct tests or misinterpreted the tests that were ordered.
Careful Legal Assessment To Determine Medical Malpractice
Our experienced attorney is prepared to help you assess whether a doctor’s negligence, a radiology error or a lab mix-up is responsible for the pain you or a loved one has suffered. We have won multimillion-dollar recoveries from medical providers and facilities following these types of errors.
We can assist you with the following types of medical malpractice or negligence cases:
- Failure to diagnose cancer or to correctly stage a tumor
- Radiology errors such as missing a growth that was clearly visible on a scan
- Misdiagnosis of an early warning sign such as a lump or mole
- Failure to order the appropriate tests once symptoms began appearing
Cancer patients are often unable to effectively assess the performance of their treatment team, and doctors may be reluctant to admit that a colleague made a mistake. As a result, the prognosis given to you or your loved one may have been caused by a mistake made by someone you have never met such as a radiologist who missed a small growth or tumor following a CAT scan, MRI or X-ray. This type of negligence is virtually impossible to discover and prove without the assistance of an experienced malpractice attorney.
Contact Our Arizona Law Firm For A Free Initial Consultation
If you believe that you or someone you know has suffered loss of enjoyment, worsening of symptoms or shortening of life as the result of a delayed cancer diagnosis or radiology error, call 480-951-3949 or contact us online today to schedule a free, confidential consultation with a Phoenix area attorney at the Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C.