Delayed Cancer Diagnoses: What You Need to Know
When many people hear the term “medical malpractice,” they often consider injuries resulting from medication errors or surgical mistakes. And while those injuries are serious and often life-altering, they don’t cover one of the most common types of medical malpractice—delayed cancer diagnosis.
A cancer diagnosis is something no patient wants to receive. However, the speed of a diagnosis often directly translates to a better chance of successful treatment. And when it can be proven to a reasonable degree of medical certainty that a worsened prognosis is the result of a delayed diagnosis, it may be grounds of a medical malpractice lawsuit.
6 Common Types of Delayed Cancer Diagnoses
- Masses determined to be benign before a biopsy is performed
- Tests are misread as benign
- Failure to perform ultrasound, MRI, or CT scan
- Failure to perform or order blood tests
- Failure of doctor to act on abnormal report or test
- Symptoms misidentified as less serious medical conditions
If you or your loved one are facing a worsened prognosis due to a delayed cancer diagnosis, call Carter Mario at 203-876-2711 now.
Our Connecticut Medical Malpractice Lawyers Want to Help
At Carter Mario Law Firm, we have years of experience building strong claims for Connecticut medical malpractice victims. Our attorneys have successfully recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims of delayed cancer diagnosis, and we’re ready to help you:
- – determine your rights to file a claim under the law.
- – seek any external consultation necessary to strengthen your case.
- – prepare your case for litigation in the courtroom.