Accomplished and Highly Rated Cancer Malpractice Attorneys in Palm Beach Gardens, FL Passionately Advocate for and Represent Cancer Misdiagnosis Victims in Palm Beach County and Throughout Florida
Cancer is a leading cause of death in the United States, and every year, thousands of new cancer cases are reported. As alarming as these facts are, thousands of new cancer cases go unnoticed or unreported every year as well. A failure to diagnose cancer on time – or incorrectly diagnosing one type of cancer as a different type – can worsen an already ill patient’s condition and can lead to serious, life-threatening harm. Hospitals and physicians are expected to have the tools and training needed to capably care for and treat patients, but when a cancer misdiagnosis occurs, it is the patient who loses. Our Palm Beach Gardens cancer misdiagnosis lawyers can help you file a cancer misdiagnosis medical malpractice claim so that you are fairly compensated for unnecessary pain and suffering that resulted from a cancer misdiagnosis.
Commonly Misdiagnosed Cancer Cases That the Palm Beach Gardens Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyers Can Handle On Your Behalf
Cancer can be difficult to diagnose, but with advances in medical science, hospitals and healthcare practitioners have more tools and options than ever before to deliver high-quality medical care. When they fail to deliver the care expected of them, they fail in their duty of caring for their patients. If a physician does not conduct a thorough medical exam, does not order the right tests, incorrectly interprets test results, or makes other treatment errors, the patient will suffer. If a cancer goes undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed and is not treated, it can spread, and an otherwise manageable illness may quickly deteriorate into a terminal one.
Common cancers that are often misdiagnosed include:
- Lung Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Cancerous Brain Tumors
Doctors treating cancer do not do so in isolation. They work with many other specialists, from nurses and radiologists to hospital administrative staff and medical equipment providers. Errors anywhere during the caregiving or treatment processes can have serious outcomes. Some of the more common causes of cancer misdiagnosis are:
- Dismissing early warning signs
- A failure to take a complete and accurate medical history
- Rushing the delivery of care and missing important signs of illness
- Not considering the possibility of cancer because of certain factors, such as the patient’s age
- Not communicating medical information to and from the doctor correctly
- A non-specialist handling a case that requires a specialist
- Doctor overwork
- Poor hospital planning or operational management
Poor work training, a lack of resources, and general negligence can also lead to misdiagnosis. Section 766.102 of the Florida Statutes states that patients only have a valid malpractice claim if the alleged negligent actions of the healthcare provider constituted a breach of the professional standard of care expected of providers working within a specific area of healthcare. This means that you only have a case if we can prove that your doctor failed to act how a reasonably experienced and trained physician working in the same specialty would have acted when faced with the same circumstances.
Our cancer malpractice attorneys in Palm Beach Gardens, FL will gather the evidence needed to prove this, and we have the legal knowledge and the access to medical professionals needed to build a solid case for you. With the help of our Palm Beach Gardens cancer misdiagnosis lawyers, you can hold the doctor responsible for your misdiagnosis accountable for their negligence and secure the compensation you deserve for pain, suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages covered under Florida state law.
About Palm Beach Gardens and Cancer Misdiagnosis Cases
According to the National Institutes of Health, medical errors and the losses that accrue to injured patients, victims, and their families cost the economy as much as $20 billion every year. Research reviews conducted by Johns Hopkins University found that approximately 370,000 deaths and 424,000 permanent disabilities occur in the United States as the result of medical errors, of which cancers are included as one of the “Big Three” that account for up to 75% of all serious harms. Many new cancer cases are reported in Palm Beach Gardens every year, but misdiagnoses are highly common as well, so contact our Palm Beach Gardens cancer misdiagnosis lawyers today to fight your cancer misdiagnosis claim.
Contact the Skilled Palm Beach Gardens Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyers Today for Assistance with Your Case
Our dedicated cancer malpractice attorneys in Palm Beach Gardens, FL are just a call away. We can help you secure the compensation or settlement you deserve so that you can continue your treatments and get your life back on track after suffering an unfortunate cancer misdiagnosis setback. Time is critical in such cases so do not hesitate to reach out to us today.
Call (561) 516-5168 Speak to a member of our team today.