Misdiagnosis of Cancer is Medical Malpractice

A cancer diagnosis is difficult to take. The diagnosis not only changes your life in an instant, but takes a toll on one’s physical and emotional health. That is why men, women, and children are often relieved when cancer is suspected but a physician rules out the deadly illness.

Unfortunately, in some cases cancer is ruled out prematurely. Victims are often devastated when they are made aware of the mishap. Medical mistakes that result in a misdiagnosis are a form of negligence that amounts to malpractice. If you or your loved one have been told that cancer did not exist, when it was in fact present, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced attorney at Newland & Newland, LLP today.

Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis

A breast cancer mistake has damaging consequences, some of which cannot be undone. However, a misdiagnosis is possible when proper diagnostic tools are not used or follow up procedures are not in place. There are several tests that can be done to screen for breast cancer. These tests include mammograms, MRIs, and ultrasounds. While all of these tests are beneficial, additional measures must be taken if an abnormality is found. A biopsy should be done whenever abnormalities exist to conclusively determine if abnormal cells are cancerous. If a biopsy was not completed or the results of the test were interpreted incorrectly and additional harm was caused, you or your loved one may be entitled to compensation.

Failure to Treat Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among men and causes the untimely death of hundreds of thousands of men each year. Prostate cancer is treatable, but is often found too late, beyond the point at which the disease and its symptoms could have been more manageable. As prostate cancer progresses through its stages, the cancer becomes more difficult to treat. If a medical provider has taken away your fighting chance, you deserve compensation for your injuries.

Brain Tumors

Having one or more brain tumors is concerning because it is a complicated illness that often progresses quickly. The tumors can start in one’s brain tissue or start in another part of the body and spread to the brain. It can go undetected for weeks or months, as brain tumors require accurate interpretation since they can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

About Newland & Newland, LLP

Newland & Newland, LLP is an Illinois law firm with several offices located throughout the state. Our experienced attorneys have a common goal of taking the worry away from you as you navigate through a personal injury claim. Contact one of our experienced attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP to learn about the first steps in determining your rights to relief. We have several convenient locations for you or your loved one to schedule an initial appointment. Our offices are located in Arlington Heights, Chicago, and Libertyville. For a risk-free initial consultation, contact us today.

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