Kansas City Failure to Diagnose Cancer Attorney

Many factors can contribute to misdiagnosis, from improper training to underqualified staff members to implicit biases that prevent professionals from upholding their duty of care. For victims of misdiagnosis, these actions can result in serious complications — especially if the medical professional failed to diagnose cancer.

If your doctor failed to diagnose or misdiagnosed your cancer and you suffered additional harm due to his or her actions, you may qualify for a medical malpractice claim. The attorneys at Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet can guide you through the case process, advocating for your best interests and maximum recovery. 

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The Dangers of Cancer Misdiagnosis

When cancer develops in the body, it is important to identify and remove the tumors as quickly as possible. The longer the cancer grows, the more places it can spread. With greater spread, chances of surviving the cancer can decrease and you will require more intensive treatment to fight the disease. Medical professionals usually classify cancers by stages, with later stages involving the most distant spread.

If you visit a doctor after detecting some common early symptoms of cancer, he or she may dismiss your claims. Your doctor may diagnose your cancer as another condition, or downplay your symptoms. He or she may misread test results or fail to order the appropriate test in the first place. As a result, your cancer can progress undetected until it reaches a later stage and your symptoms significantly worsen.

How to Prove a Failed Cancer Diagnosis Claim

To prove a medical malpractice lawsuit, you will need to establish four important elements. Hiring a medical malpractice lawyer can help you gain resources and expert witnesses to strengthen your claim and prove each of these facts.

Contact a Kansas City Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Cancer is a serious condition, and it is important to catch this disease as early as possible to limit its spread. Failure to diagnose cancer can lead to worsening illness, a higher risk of death, and intense, painful treatment.

At Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet, we help cancer patients seek justice from negligent medical professionals, recovering the compensation they need to heal. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our medical malpractice attorneys.