Failure To Diagnose Cancer

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. There are an innumerable number of factors that lead to a person developing cancer. However, early detection dramatically increases survival rates and minimizes the severity of the treatment necessary to treat this disease. When a doctor fails to timely diagnose cancer, you may lose your opportunity at survival.

If you or a loved one were the victim of a doctor or other medical provider’s failure to diagnose cancer, you may be entitled to compensation for the doctor’s medical malpractice. Misdiagnosis is one of the leading causes of medical malpractice. Misdiagnosis can be from failure to read a diagnostic scan, carelessness, or just general laziness.

Mark Melrose and the legal team at Melrose Law have over thirty years of experience handling medical malpractice claims, including claims for failure to diagnose cancer. Doctors, hospitals, and other medical providers will have multi-million dollar insurance companies on their side trying to deny victims of malpractice the compensation that they deserve. You need an experienced western North Carolina medical malpractice attorney on your side to even the scales.

Not all failures to diagnose cancer are medical malpractice. There are many factors that an experienced lawyer must examine, including whether the doctor should have discovered the cancer with the symptoms that the patient was exhibiting, what type of cancer the patient was suffering from, and what stage the cancer would have been discovered had the doctor treated the patient appropriately.

Tragically, some cancers are almost always fatal, despite early detection. Only an attorney with extensive experience handling medical malpractice failure to diagnose cancer claims will be able to adequately examine all the facts to see if the patient has a negligence claim against their doctor.

To get a free case evaluation from Melrose Law, call 800- 222-2430. You may also contact us online. We do not collect legal fees unless we recover damages for you. We have two convenient North Carolina locations in Asheville (by appointment only) and Waynesville.

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$3.025 Million settlement by Mark R. Melrose and co-counsel in a medical malpractice case for 40 year old man who suffered a devastating stroke after his surgeon failed to diagnose the cause of his bowel infarction. The doctor failed to read the echocardiogram which had clear evidence of a blood clot. This clot then broke apart and caused the stroke.

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