Sacramento Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney
When you go in for a check-up, you trust that your doctor will be thorough. Especially when you are experiencing symptoms of an underlying problem, you want your doctor to order comprehensive tests and do everything necessary before officially eliminating something as serious as cancer as a diagnosis. If a medical professional rules out cancer when it is actually present, it can lead to the progression of the disease, lack of response to effective treatments, and other serious consequences. If your doctor has misdiagnosed your cancer, speak to a medical malpractice attorney right away to protect your legal rights.
Cancer misdiagnosis is a serious form of medical malpractice that harms countless patients each year. In these situations, the Sacramento cancer misdiagnosis attorneys at Eric Ratinoff Law Corp. are here to support you. Our Sacramento team has represented many victims of cancer misdiagnosis whose cancer went undiagnosed only to find out later that their condition could have been treated in the early stages if diagnosed correctly. Our goal for every client is to recover maximum compensation while holding the other party accountable for their careless actions.
What Are Common Symptoms of Cancer?
In the early stages of cancer, a person may have symptoms that seem to point to other diseases. These symptoms include:
- Weight loss
- Unexplained fatigue
- Pain in various parts of the body
A well-trained clinician should be able to quickly note these symptoms and immediately work to rule out cancer before diagnosing a patient with another disease or medical condition. When a healthcare professional treats a patient for a condition that is not the source of discomfort, they waste time and financial resources. Furthermore, this could result in damages for the patient, and they have the right to seek compensation for their losses.
What Do You Need to Prove Fault in Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims?
If a doctor or other medical professional has misdiagnosed you, you have the right to pursue legal action for financial recovery. As the plaintiff, you carry the burden of proof, which means you have to show evidence that verifies the following:
- The liable party owed you a duty to care for your health
- They neglected this duty by misdiagnosing your cancer
- This misdiagnosis resulted in further harm and damages
We may be able to help you gather evidence that proves these points, including medical records and testimony from other medical professionals. You may also document your experiences with your symptoms and the impact the misdiagnosis has had on your life, as this may help determine pain and suffering and other damages you faced.
Potentially Recoverable Damages for Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
Every cancer misdiagnosis claim is different, and each one requires varying strategies to achieve a successful outcome. Depending on the severity of your injuries and other circumstances, you may recover the following damages:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages from missed work
- Hospital bills
- Prescribed medications and/or medical equipment
- Pain and suffering
- Physical therapy
- Reduced quality of life
- Emotional distress
- Accommodations to increase the accessibility of your home or automobile
- Punitive damages
Dealing with insurance companies to recover these damages on your own can be challenging. A highly-skilled Sacramento cancer misdiagnosis lawyer will advocate for you and speak on your behalf, providing you with the best chance of achieving the compensation you deserve. If we represent you in a cancer misdiagnosis, we will fight to help you receive just compensation for your injuries and connect you with the resources and care you need to recover.
How Can a Sacramento Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer Help With Your Claim?
A cancer diagnosis is traumatic, and it is even more devastating to think that your condition could have been treated earlier had your doctor been more careful. You may not know the best path forward in seeking justice. Contacting a trusted Sacramento cancer misdiagnosis lawyer to handle your claim is one of the best steps you can take to achieve compensation for your injuries. At Eric Ratinoff Law Corp., we handle every aspect of a medical misdiagnosis claim, including:
- Investigating the claim
- Gathering evidence and important information
- Answering questions and providing updates throughout the process
- Utilizing resources like medical professionals and other experts
- Utilizing graphic storyboards and micro documentaries
- Identifying a liable party
- Determining the justifiable long term financial needs
- Going all the way to trial, if necessary
Our highly qualified legal team employs numerous resources to communicate our clients’ losses. From highly credible expert witnesses to graphic storyboards and micro-documentaries, we get to the heart of every claim. We are dedicated to providing unmatched legal services and open communication to ensure the people we represent are well informed throughout the process.
Contact a Sacramento Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer at Eric Ratinoff Law Corp.
Early cancer detection is imperative to guarantee the best possible outcome from medical treatment. If you suspect your doctor or other healthcare professional misdiagnosed you of cancer, the Sacramento personal injury lawyers at Eric Ratinoff Law Corp. will fight to achieve the full compensation allowed under California Law for your injuries and support you every step of the way. We do everything possible to allow you to focus on the most important thing: healing.
Eric Ratinoff’s 30 years of experience with complex medical claims uniquely equips him to handle complicated medical malpractice claims. He works with highly credible expert witnesses and employs extensive graphic storyboards and videos to support his clients’ claims. He has the skills, resources, and tools to pursue any cancer misdiagnosis claim. Schedule your free consultation with the team at Eric Ratinoff Law Corp. today by filling out our contact form or calling (916) 970-9100.