Late Cancer Diagnosis
Late cancer diagnosis is an increasing issue and is one of the leading medical malpractice cases.
Late diagnosis can cause an array of health problems as well as financial issues for patients and loved ones. Delay in diagnosing cancer can greatly reduce the survival rate of the patient and the length and quality of life.
What Are Common Causes of Late Cancer Diagnosis?
The doctor does not take your concerns seriously enough and therefore sends you home without ordering appropriate tests and screening. The doctor must be aware of all current signs and symptoms of early cancer development and must be able to ask the right questions and pick up on signs and symptoms.
It is always important to get a second opinion. No one knows your body better than you. If you are not feeling well and your regular doctor doesn't find anything wrong, go to another doctor for a second opinion. It could save your life since the most important part of curing cancer is early detection.
For women, it is important to get regular mammograms to prevent late breast cancer diagnosis.
If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with cancer and feel that the diagnosis was late, our team of Attorneys and doctors at Perantinides & Nolan are here for you. With over 45 years of successful cases and in depth knowledge of medical malpractice and late cancer diagnosis cases, we can get your the compensation you and your family deserve.
If you think you may have a case, contact us today for a free consultation.