Cancer is a devastating disease that must be diagnosed early to ensure the best prognosis from treatment. Highly trained and experienced medical professionals must order comprehensive tests and conduct thorough examinations when a patient is reporting symptoms, or a doctor has noted signs that raise red flags of cancer. If a medical professional rules out cancer when it is actually present, it can lead to progression of the disease, lack of response to effective treatments, and potentially fatal consequences. Misdiagnosis of cancer is a serious form of medical malpractice that harms countless patients each year.
Eric Ratinoff Law Corp is here for support. If you feel that you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice in Sacramento, contact our personal injury attorneys at 916.473.1529. Seek A Sacramento Medical Malpractice Attorney
At Eric Ratinoff Law Corp, our legal team has represented many clients who have been misdiagnosed with cancer. Many went undiagnosed only to find out later that they had cancer and could have been treated in the early stages if diagnosed correctly.
Common Cancer Types:
- Bladder Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Endometrial Cancer
- Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
In the early stages of cancer, a person may have symptoms that seem to point to other diseases, including fever, weight loss, dizziness, weakness, unexplained fatigue, pain in various parts of the body, and jaundice. Additionally, a well-trained clinician should be able to quickly note any presentation that signals cancer, which is not reported by a patient, and immediately work to cross out cancer as a cause before proceeding to diagnose a patient with another disease or medical condition.
Valuable time is wasted and financial resources are depleted when a patient is treated for a disease or medical condition that is not the cause of a patient’s diminished state of health. When a person is misdiagnosed as not having cancer, a judgment may be awarded by a court of law to compensate the victim for the far-reaching negative impact caused by the medical malpractice and/or compensate the victim’s family for wrongful death if the victim is determined to have passed away as a direct result of the misdiagnosis.
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Early detection of cancer is imperative to guarantee the best possible outcome from medical treatment. If you suspect that your or a loved one’s illness was misdiagnosed, Eric Ratinoff Law Corp will work tirelessly to win the full compensation allowed under California Law. Schedule your free consultation with our Sacramento lawyers today by filling our online form or calling 916.473.1529.