A misdiagnosis of any kind can lead to serious complications, but by its very definition, a misdiagnosis of cancer can be, and often is, life-threatening. Cancer is defined as an “uncontrolled division of cells that are abnormal in any part of the body.” This is why a tumor forms and, they can then spread to different parts of the body, hastening the stages. Unfortunately, cancer is misdiagnosed altogether too often. In fact, misdiagnoses of cancer are more common than you might believe.
Are You Entitled to Compensation?
According to recent statistics, cancer is misdiagnosed up to 20% of the time. That means one out of every five patients can be misdiagnosed. Often, a misdiagnosis can result in treating the wrong disease or condition which allows those mutating cells to continue rapidly spreading. By the time the erroneous diagnosis is caught, it may be too late for the patient.
If you or a loved one have been misdiagnosed, resulting in progressive stages which could have been avoided, you may want to contact an attorney at your earliest opportunity. A misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis isn’t always the result of medical malpractice (negligence), but it could very well be. A law firm that specializes in medical malpractice like Romanucci & Blandin with 50 networks of attorneys in all states will be better able to decide if you are entitled to just compensation.
Taking on the Big Insurers
Without representation, you are, for what it’s worth, taking on the big insurers by yourself. Every doctor is required to carry medical malpractice insurance and those insurance providers have high-powered attorneys on staff. More times than not they will get the upper hand because they are the pros and have all the legalese down. You will be out of your element when disputing their refusal to compensate you for any losses you or your family sustained because of a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. If you truly feel you have been misdiagnosed, get legal representation before submitting your claim. Those insurance companies might have high-powered lawyers on the payroll, but you are entitled to the same level of representation.
Fighting for Your Life
What it boils down to is that you or your loved one are fighting for your life. It can be hoped that the battle wasn’t lost before the error on the part of the diagnosing physician was caught. Even then, those left behind are entitled to file a claim that, if won, will help to cover all those costs that should never have accumulated. If you have any hope of recovering tens of thousands of dollars spent due to a diagnostic error, you need to gear up for the fight of your life. With the services of a winning attorney who specializes in medical malpractice claims, you will be armed for battle.
If you feel that there was a genuine misdiagnosis leading to costly complications, don’t hesitate to get legal counsel. You may not have the backing of a mega insurance company, but you do have justice on your side. Let your attorney win what is rightfully yours.