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Failure to Diagnose Cancer

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The more time you have, the easier it is to beat cancer. The failure to diagnose cancer can cost you years of potential treatment. If you have suffered due a doctor’s misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, an early consultation with a firm that knows what they are doing is more likely to get results.

At Elam & Elam, PLLC, our Charlotte medical malpractice lawyers have an exclusive focus on this area of law and we know how to help.

Did a Medical Professional Fail to Diagnose?

When there is a failure to diagnose cancer, or delayed diagnosis, the patient loses the ability to get early treatment. Timely intervention is essential to stop cancer before it metastasizes, because after that, the odds of survival drastically plummet. It is common for a client with stage I cancer to have an eighty percent survival rate, where their chances for survival can drop as low as five percent with stage IV cancer.

The Consequences of Negligence

The failure to properly diagnose cancer can drastically alter many aspects of your life. Even if you are able to fight the cancer successfully, the delayed diagnosis will have an increased and unnecessary impact on you and your family. Whether you are fighting breast cancer or colon cancer, you want to have as much time as possible to make a full recovery.

We have helped clients facing a variety of obstacles after a misdiagnosis or the failure to diagnose cancer:

  • We helped one client with a nodule on her lung that was recognized but never treated. In that time it went from stage I cancer to a stage IV.
  • We helped a patient who had cervical cancer that spread to ovarian cancer, which is much more deadly and difficult to treat.
  • We represented the estate of a woman who had a positive mammogram. When the report came back, the doctor put it in her file, but never did anything about it. She died a year later.
  • We helped one woman who had a biopsy on one breast. There was a positive mammogram on the other breast as well, but they never did a biopsy. She went through all the treatments, but there was never any cancer on the other breast.

All these mistakes could have been easily avoided and helped these clients get years of their life back.

Reach Out to Elam & Elam, PLLC

Our Charlotte medical malpractice lawyers are here to help you through every phase of your case. We want to see that you receive proper compensation for your suffering and we can strive tirelessly for you. Start by telling us what happened during a free initial consultation at Elam & Elam, PLLC.

Call (704) 702-0024 now to get help from a team of skilled, experienced attorneys.

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