One of the most common types of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis. Health care professionals often misdiagnose or fail to diagnose various diseases. The misdiagnosis of cancer is one of the most common types of misdiagnoses. Many of the types of doctor negligence that occur include ordering incorrect or unnecessary tests, not recognizing typical symptoms, or misevaluating test results.
Cancer misdiagnosis includes diagnosing a patient with cancer when the patient does not have cancer. The doctor often starts the patient on a rigorous treatment plan, such as radiation or chemotherapy, which causes unnecessary suffering and financial hardship. Sometimes these treatments can result in death. The most commonly misdiagnosed cancer is breast cancer.
If you were injured by doctor’s misdiagnosis or if a loved one was killed by doctor cancer misdiagnosis, you need a personal injury attorney that understands the emotional and physical toll that these errors can take. The attorney should be aggressive in seeking the compensation that you deserve.