Misdiagnosis Or Delay In Diagnosis For Prostate Cancer
Tens of thousands of men develop prostate cancer every year. Prostate cancer does respond to treatment, although the earlier the cancer is found, the better a person’s prognosis. Tests such as the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test can help determine whether you have a higher likelihood of having prostate cancer. Certain groups of people, such as African American males, suffer prostate cancer at higher rates than other groups of people.
Although the PSA, examination by a doctor and other tests can be effective to find prostate cancer, doctors must still recognize symptoms and determine whether these tests are necessary. When doctors fail to order appropriate testing despite evidence showing a test would be useful, or if doctors do not interpret test results correctly, a man can lose valuable time to combat the disease. If you or your loved one has been injured due to the misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis of prostate cancer, you may have a claim for medical malpractice.
Failure to timely diagnose prostate cancer — $750,000: Our client was at higher risk for prostate cancer due to his age and race. He was being treated by his family physician for health problems including prostate issues, but was not properly screened for prostate cancer. After reading an ad in a local paper regarding the benefits of the early detection of prostate cancer by proper screening, he immediately had the screening performed. He was diagnosed with an advanced case of prostate cancer. We were able to recover $750,000 for our client’s injuries. See other case summaries on our Case Results page.
At Klein & Carney Co., LLC, our attorneys represent people across northeastern Ohio and beyond who have been injured by the failure of a medical professional to diagnose cancer, including prostate cancer.
If we accept your case, know that we will take all steps necessary to effectively prepare your case. We will use recognized experts to demonstrate how medical negligence caused your injuries, as well as your financial damages. Our approach often results in favorable outcomes for our clients, both in litigation and in settlement negotiations.