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How Cancer Misdiagnosis Can Lead to a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Breast Cancer, Cervical cancer, Colon cancer, Colorectal cancer, and Lung cancer. There are a number of ways that cancer can be misdiagnosed or diagnosed too late. Our experience tells us that most of these cases involve some of the following: Missed screening tests such as PSA tests, mammograms, colonoscopy or skin cancer tests. Laboratory errors including switched or mislabeled specimens resulting in a false positive. Misread mammograms, x-rays or CT scans.

Cancer misdiagnosis cause devastating and traumatic experience. In the most appalling cases, clients who are misdiagnosed are usually subject to harmful, painful and unnecessary treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy before it is discovered that they do not have cancer. When it comes to something as serious as cancer misdiagnosis, it is very important to confirm the misdiagnosis by methods such as consulting with specialists and getting second opinions.

Cancer Misdiagnosis Can Be Attributed To:

  • Failure to adequately screen an increased risk patient
  • Failure to understand or notice the nature of a patient's complaints
  • A cancerous (malignant) tumor is identified as Non-cancerous (benign)
  • Failure to refer a patient to a specialist for further testing
  • Misclassification as to type or mis-graded as to aggressiveness
  • Specimens are mishandled or improperly read or interpreted
  • Failure to follow up with patient if cancer should have been suspected
  • A cancerous lesion is missed in the biopsy procedure

Contact An Experienced Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer in Providence, Rhode Island

Not all cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis creates grounds of a medical malpractice claim in Rhode Island. Our experienced attorneys will identify if you have a strong case or explain the problems they see. If you feel that your case seems to have merit, it is very essential for you to have an experienced attorney review all available information and consult with more experts before proceeding with a lawsuit. Moretti Perlow & Bonin is the law firm to retain in a cancer misdiagnosis case as we have a proven track record of success and understand your needs.
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