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Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Medical Malpractice Lawyer – Charles N. Rock

Time is of the essence when it comes to treating someone who has developed any type of cancer. That is why doctors who fail to play an active and diligent role in correctly diagnosing cancer can, in some cases, be held accountable for medical malpractice.

At the Law Offices of Charles N. Rock, our medical malpractice attorney helps patients and their families pursue restitution for the consequences of doctors’ failure to diagnose cancer. To schedule a free consultation with Charles Rock, contact us today. We will not charge a fee unless we help you obtain compensation.

Did Your Doctor Follow the Correct Diagnostic Procedures?

Whenever a patient has any symptoms that may indicate the presence of cancer, it is his or her doctor’s responsibility to go through a process known as differential diagnosis in which all possibilities are identified and ruled out, in order of severity, with the use of appropriate tests.

A doctor’s failure to correctly follow the differential diagnosis procedure may result in patient’s cancer getting worse while treatment is delayed.

Delayed diagnosis also occurs when doctors rule out cancer because they fail to accurately read the results of tests such as X-rays, CT scans and tumor markers.

Our Newburgh medical malpractice attorney represents clients who have suffered serious harm or lost loved ones due to delays in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers such as breast cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer.

Did Your Doctor Recommend Screening When It Was Appropriate?

For certain types of cancer, the medical profession has developed routine screening protocols. For instance, doctors are expected to recommend mammograms to female patients on the basis of age and other risk factors. A doctor’s failure to follow these standards may also be considered malpractice.

If your cancer has gotten worse or you have lost a loved one due to a doctor’s misdiagnosis of cancer, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your options with experienced medical malpractice lawyer Charles Rock. Serving patients in Newburgh, New Paltz, Kingston, Middletown, New Windsor, Poughkeepsie and throughout New York.