Cancer Malpractice Attorneys in Hollywood, FL
Cancer misdiagnosis is on the rise, despite innovative medical advances. In fact, every year an estimated 12 percent of cancer cases — or one of every eight — are initially misdiagnosed. While a cancer misdiagnosis can cause tremendous pain, fear, stress, and financial loss, it also substantially reduces a patient’s chances for full recovery and survival. Medical advances in MRIs and x-rays provide patients with an increased chance at a full recovery; however, a full, healthy recovery depends on a timely diagnosis and proper treatment. A negligently delayed diagnosis of cancer can result in the spread of the disease to a point beyond which medical intervention can help. The progression of cancer can lead to a substantial increase in medical bills, pain and suffering, personal injury and wrongful death.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of cancer misdiagnosis, call the personal injury law firm of Rosen & Ohr, P.A. at (954) 981-1852 or contact us online for help with your legal claim. Our medical malpractice firm represents accident victims in all areas of South Florida, including, but not limited to Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Aventura, Hallandale, Ft. Lauderdale, North Miami Beach, Miami, Sunny Isles, Cooper City, Dania Beach, Broward County, Dade County, and Palm Beach County.
Our primary focus is on serving our clients. We believe that if we focus on providing excellent and thorough representation and service, everything else will take care of itself. With more than 45 years of legal experience, our misdiagnosis legal team has successfully represented patients injured due to medical negligence and will aggressively fight for you.
As a result of medical malpractice, cancer is often misdiagnosed as a cyst, chronic fatigue, graves disease, oral thrust, leukoplakia, dermatitis, halitosis, gastroparesis, or anorexia nervosa. While any type of cancer can be misdiagnosed, mistakes are most common for:
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Brain cancer
- Lung cancer
A number of possible reasons exist for cancer diagnostic error, including:
- Failure to order or follow up on tests, including a biopsy
- Mistakenly diagnosing a tumor as benign
- Mistakenly diagnosing a tumor as a cyst or an infection
- Ignoring common symptoms of cancer, such as fatigue
- Failure to identify lumps
- Failure to follow-up with a patient
- Misinterpretation of test results
Alternatively, patients might be incorrectly diagnosed with cancer, resulting in tremendous pain and suffering caused by unnecessary surgery, radiation, and extensive chemotherapy.
Contact a Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney Now
If you or a loved one has been the victim of cancer misdiagnosis and medical malpractice, you may be entitled to damages including medical expenses, lost wages, and other compensation. Call our Hollywood personal injury law firm today at (954) 981-1852 or contact us online for a free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we will not receive a fee unless you receive monetary compensation. The clock may be running on your medical malpractice claim, so call Rosen & Ohr, P.A. today.
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