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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Involving Cancer

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on August 27, 2015

A stethoscope on law booksChanfrau & Chanfrau has established themselves as one of the leading law firms in the Daytona Beach region, helping injury victims and their loved ones in their time of legal need. This expertise is especially important in medical malpractice lawsuits that hold doctors and surgeons accountable for negligence.

One of the most serious forms of negligence in the medical field are mistakes regarding the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Let's consider these kinds of cases right now.

The Seriousness of Misdiagnosing Cancer

One of the most serious medical mistakes when it comes to cancer is misdiagnosing the symptoms of cancer as another kind of systemic condition or disease. This means that proper treatment will not be recommended or implemented until much later, and that potentially treatable cancer may no longer be manageable.

Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Can Mean the Difference Between Life and Death

Related to misdiagnosis of cancer, it's also extremely deadly if a patient's cancer diagnosis is delayed. An example of this is a patient exhibiting telltale signs of cancer yet not having any further tests done. Cancer that is left undiagnosed can become more serious, and, like cases of cancer misdiagnosis, potentially treatable cancer may no longer be treatable if caught later on.

Poor Treatment of Cancer Can Mean Further Health Issues

Sometimes when treating cancer, a doctor may not implement a treatment that is aggressive enough to successfully fight the condition. When it comes to cancer, it's important that doctors act quickly and aggressively to eliminate it as soon as possible. Doctors should not act conservatively in these cases since the patient's life hangs in the balance.

Mistakes During Cancer Surgery

Removing cancerous tissue through surgery is a crucial part of treating serious cases of cancer, and patients expect their surgeons to be careful when performing delicate operations such as this. Yet there are times in which surgical error occur. These mistakes might be as severe as operating on the wrong organ, or administering too little or too much anesthetic.

What Medical Professionals Should Consider

Doctors need to be diligent when testing for cancer and treating cancer, always taking care to ensure that patients undergo the best and most effective therapies possible to address this condition as soon as possible. Similarly, surgeons and the team in the operating room must exercise great caution and attentiveness when treating patients to ensure wellness and no errors.

How Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help You

Proving negligence in a medical malpractice lawsuit can be difficult, and it's important to have skilled legal professionals during the process to provide the proper amount of guidance and advice. Medical malpractice attorneys will help clients seek damages to cover the cost of additional medical care and other hardships that have come about as a result of the improper treatment of cancer. If a loved one has died due to improper cancer treatment, our legal team will fight to cover funerary costs and to address the intense emotional pain that comes with the loss of a loved one.

Our goal is to provide peace of mind for clients so they can move forward.

Learn More About Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

For more information about your legal rights following a case of medical negligence, it's important that you contact our personal injury attorneys today. The lawyers of Chanfrau & Chanfrau will help you in your time of legal need, providing strong counsel and guidance during all steps of the legal process.

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