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A Cancer Misdiagnosis hurts a patients’ chance for a long survival rate, causing wrongful deaths to rise. Detecting and correctly diagnosing cancer is a key factor in a patients’ successful treatment, having a higher survival rate and decreased costs of medical bills for cancer patients. Many doctors fail to diagnose cancer by failing to order proper tests, or by misreading tests. If treatment is delayed, the patient may need much more extensive surgery, chemotherapy or radiation than they might otherwise have needed. Early diagnosis of cancer can mean the difference between life and death. The Florida personal injury law firm of Gilman Law LLP is experienced in handling cancer misdiagnosis/wrongful death lawsuits and will strive to get you the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.

Treating cancer after an incorrect or missed diagnosis involves more drastic forms of treatment such as higher dosages of radiation and chemotherapy. Such intense treatments are painful and debilitating and place an added burden of increased expenses for the patient who is already buried in medical bills.

Often, physicians fail to take a patient’s complaint seriously, and in turn do not fully examine the patient. The following are frequently reported types of negligence by doctors in misdiagnosed cancer cases:

  • Failure in identifying an obvious lump during a breast examination
  • Not ordering x-rays, CT scans or MRI’s
  • Not evaluating cancer tests properly
  • Unable to recognize symptoms that are common to the form of cancer the patient is being evaluated for.
  • Mistaking a tumor for an infection or diagnosing the tumor as benign
  • failure to perform a follow-up on test results
  • Not ordering a biopsy
  • Failure to request/order additional tests
  • Failure to perform a patient follow-up examination/discussion

If a correct and early cancer diagnosis is discovered, many cancer cases of cancer are preventable or can be completely treated. A delay in treatment can seriously affect survival rates and the quality of life that a patient experiences. The following cancer types respond especially well to early treatment and diagnosis in most cases:

  • Breast
  • Lung/Thoracic
  • Prostate
  • Colon/Rectal
  • Ovarian
  • Cervical
  • Testicular
  • Kidney
  • Skin/Melanoma

Breast Cancer is Commonly Misdiagnosed

Early diagnosis of breast cancer is critical to start treatment and increase your chances for survival before the cancer spreads. Approximately ten percent of all women will be afflicted with breast cancer in their life. Many physicians will misdiagnose breast cancer as something less dangerous, which can lead to disastrous consequences. Some tests for diagnosis of breast cancer include self-examination or physical breast examination by a doctor, mammography, ultrasound, computerized tomography, fine needle aspiration and biopsy. Misread mammograms are most often the cause for cancer misdiagnosis of the breast.

If you are experiencing pain, suffering or severe financial hardships in Florida due to a cancer misdiagnosis, the medical malpractice/negligence attorney at Gilman Law LLP are here to help protect you legal rights. You should not be paying for your doctor’s mistakes or negligence.
If you or a loved one are living with the consequences of a doctor error or cancer misdiagnosis, it is important to contact experienced medical malpractice and negligence lawyers who can get you the compensation to which you are entitled in accordance with state and federal law.

If your cancer was not diagnosed early enough, contact Gilman Law LLP in our Florida offices in Bonita Springs, Ft. Myers and Naples for a free, confidential, no-obligation case evaluation or call us at 1-800-LAW-INFO(1-800-529-4636). Our medical malpractice lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve. Our Florida personal injury attorneys are dedicated to obtaining the compensation they deserve.

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