Medical Malpractice: Delayed Cancer Diagnosis

When it comes to a cancer diagnosis, early treatment usually leads to the best outcome. However, sometimes an error in diagnosis by a medical professional can lead to a delayed diagnosis. The implications of a delayed cancer diagnosis can be tragic. It may result in delayed treatment or no treatment at all. If cancer is not diagnosed as soon as possible, it can result in the cancer being spread throughout the body which will result in the need for more intense treatment. A patient’s prognosis is entirely dependent on when the cancer is diagnosed. If cancer is allowed to spread and Read more

Most Frequently Misdiagnosed Cancers: Breast Cancer

The key to beating cancer is early diagnosis.  Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis may cause the cancer to advance and worsen, thus reducing, or even eliminating, a patient’s chance for survival If the cancer is allowed to spread without necessary treatment, the chance for a cure diminishes and the risk of significant harm increases. Read more

Most Frequently Misdiagnosed Cancers: Lung Cancer

Health care providers may commit medical malpractice by misdiagnosing, failing to diagnose, or delaying the diagnosis of an illness. Misdiagnosis may occur because of the provider’s failure to ask certain, vital questions or to recognize the necessity for further testing or examination, including the referral to a specialist. This can cause an illness to worsen, thus reducing or even eliminating a patient’s chance for complete recovery, even survival. If a condition spreads without necessary treatment, the chance for a cure diminishes and the risk of significant harm increases. Read more

Tell the Governor to Sign Laverne’s Law!

Please take action to assist patients who have been injured as the result of a delayed cancer diagnosis. We urge you to contact the Governor and ask him to sign the Date of Discovery bill that passed both houses of the state legislature  into law. You can do so HERE. Lavern’s Law, S6800/A8516, would extend the statute of limitations for medical, dental or podiatric malpractice related to the failure to diagnose cancer or other tumors from two years and six months from the date of the act, omission or failure complained of, to two years and six months from when a person Read more