A tumor is a collection of tissue in either a specific area or throughout the body, that grows abnormally. Millions of individuals have tumors that grow and are detected each year. In some cases, these tumors are left untreated since they are benign. However, some individuals have tumors that are cancerous and must be treated to preserve one’s health. Despite the dangerous of cancerous tumors, there are cases in which individuals are not treated because they go undetected or are misdiagnosed. Misdiagnosed tumors occur all too often and lead to thousands of deaths each year. If you or your loved one has been injured or killed in an incident of medical malpractice due to a misdiagnosis, contact an attorney at Newland & Newland, LLP today. Our attorneys will meet with you for a risk-free initial consultation to help you determine your rights to relief.
Common Places for Tumors
Tumors can be found in almost every part of the body. However, some types of cancer are more common than others. Some common types of cancerous tumors include:
- Breast cancer: Breast cancer is a cancer that forms in the cells of one’s breast. The collection of abnormal cells forms a tumor, which overtime can continue to grow into surrounding tissues. This allows the cells to multiply and form other tumors.
- Brain tumor: A brain tumor is also a mass that can form in one or several parts of one’s brain. The symptoms and effects can vary greatly, depending on the area in which the tumor has formed.
- Tumors in the lung: A tumor in one’s lung is often a sign of lung cancer. Tumors in the lung can be present for several years, even prior to experiencing any symptoms.
How to Avoid a Misdiagnosis
Although a misdiagnosis may be inevitable, there are some things that can be done to help prevent one. It is important to keep track of all your symptoms. Symptoms help medical professionals narrow down the illnesses you could have by the process of elimination. Therefore, it is important to keep a list of any symptoms and note the frequency of symptoms and if there are certain things that trigger the symptoms (such as light). In addition, ask your doctor to perform some specific tests based on the symptoms you are presenting. For example, if you are having frequent headaches, ask for a scan that can detect abnormalities within the brain. Most importantly, it is always beneficial to get a second opinion if you believe something is wrong with your health. Taking charge of your own medical care has saved thousands from the prolonged effects of a misdiagnosed condition of cancer.
Newland & Newland, LLP: Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you or someone you know has been the victim of medical malpractice, you need to contact a law firm with experienced attorneys who can help assist you with your personal injury needs. The attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP are experienced lawyers with significant experience in medical malpractice cases. Newland & Newland, LLP is an Illinois law firm with several offices located throughout the state. Our law firm has helped thousands of families and we can assist you with filing a claim for the injuries you sustained as result of medical malpractice. Our firm is your one-stop-shop for relief, as our attorneys can help you with any of your personal injury needs. To schedule an initial review of your claim, contact Newland & Newland, LLP today.