Did Health Care Professionals Fail To Diagnose Your Cancer In A Timely Manner?
Few things are more frightening than hearing the words, “You’ve got cancer.” In that moment, you are suspended between fear, despair, and the hope that there are many treatment options available. You need to know that there is hope.
Tragically, some people find themselves at a devastating disadvantage because the hospital misdiagnosed the cancer or the patient’s diagnosis was delayed. This can cost more than time — it can cost you your chance for a cure.
If your doctor or hospital misdiagnosed your cancer or failed to diagnose cancer soon enough, this error can lead to reduced life expectancy and even death. If the mistake was due to your doctor’s failure to live up to an acceptable standard of care, it may rise to the level of medical malpractice.
Here at Klein & Carney Co., L.P.A., we hold doctors and medical professionals responsible for their professional conduct. Attorneys Larry Klein and Chris Carney have successfully pursued medical malpractice claims for more than a combined 71 years.
We understand that this is a painful time for your family, and we want to help. Contact us online, or call our Cleveland, Ohio, offices seven days a week at 216-502-3947 for a free initial consultation with a lawyer.
What Goes Wrong In Cancer Diagnosis?
Failure to diagnose cancer as soon as reasonably possible delays vitally needed treatment, often leading to extended, painful therapy, a reduction in your options, and a lower likelihood of treatment success.
Many things can go wrong in a medical practice or hospital, including these examples of hospital misdiagnosed cancers:
- Breast cancer: missed by failure to screen or misread mammograms
- Cervical cancer: missed by misinterpreted Pap smear tests or failure to order a biopsy
- Prostate cancer: due to failure to perform timely digital rectal exams and PSA blood tests
- Skin cancer: missed by failing to identify skin irregularities, proper screening
- Colon cancer: due to failure to perform regular screenings
Whether a delayed diagnosis or hospital misdiagnosed brain cancer is the issue, Klein & Carney holds physicians and other health care professionals accountable for failing to follow the appropriate standard of care.
Compensation For Your Losses
In a medical malpractice claim, we can pursue compensation to pay for your current medical bills and future medical treatment, including any necessary specialty treatment that can be extraordinarily expensive. It can also compensate you financially for your pain and suffering, and other losses. Because we take only select cases, we can take the time to listen to your concerns and provide intelligent and creative legal strategy.
At our law firm, you will work directly with a partner of the firm, never an inexperienced associate or paralegal. We believe that you deserve focused attention from a knowledgeable, compassionate attorney during this difficult time.
You Deserve To Be Heard
If you or your loved one is suffering because of misdiagnosed cancer or a missed cancer, you deserve to be heard and compensated. Use our online contact form, or call us at 216-502-3947 to schedule a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.