Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer in Orange County
Skilled Trial Attorneys & Top-Tier Medical Experts On Your Side After a Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer
Learning you have cancer changes your life. Though we now have the means to successfully treat some types of this disease, catching cancer in its early stages almost always results in the best prognosis.
A cancer misdiagnosis can cause you to miss the window for certain therapies and is likely to make your fight against the disease much harder. If you’ve suffered from such a basic, yet consequential mistake, our team is here to help you fight back.
With our experience fighting for the victims of medical malpractice, we’ve made connections with top healthcare experts and come to understand the more technical sides of medical arguments. We can provide robust and tough support for you as you file a cancer misdiagnosis claim.
Call the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg at (949) 565-4281 to schedule a consultation with our Orange County cancer misdiagnosis lawyer.
Consequences of a Delayed Cancer Diagnosis
Cancer is one of the deadliest modern diseases, however, a patient’s survival rate goes up drastically with early detection and diagnosis. Failure to diagnose cancer can cause you to miss the treatment window for certain therapies, allow your cancer to metastasize unchecked, or cause pain and suffering that could have been prevented by appropriate treatment.
There are numerous losses, both concrete and intangible, patients may face after a delayed cancer diagnosis. An Orange County cancer misdiagnosis lawyer from the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg can fight to recover financial compensation for costs you have sustained, including:
- Medical treatment including chemotherapy
- In-home healthcare
- Missed wages and loss of earning potential
- Pain and suffering
If the course of your treatment or life was changed because your doctor failed to catch your cancer in a timely manner, our team is here to help you.
Why Does Cancer Misdiagnosis Happen?
Diagnosing cancer is a multi-step process that may be drawn out over months as patients report symptoms and doctors order tests to determine their cause. In theory, the process ends with a doctor successfully identifying the disease and recommending treatment.
In the real world, doctors fail to order the proper tests, misinterpret their results, or do not follow up with a patient. Doctors may prescribe treatment for a patient’s symptoms without digging deeper to understand what is causing them. Even if this helps the patient feel better for a time, the cancer is left to spread unchecked.
Investigating Your Cancer Misdiagnosis Case
Errors in judgment are the most common cause of cancer misdiagnosis. However, to bring a medical malpractice case, you must be able to prove your physician did not provide adequate care. This may mean analyzing medical records or test results. Our team has skilled investigators who are ready to work on your behalf, requesting the necessary information and working with medical professionals to determine if your doctor followed standard procedures and properly interpreted the data in your case.
Depending on what OC cancer misdiagnosis attorneys find while investigating your case, there are multiple parties who may be held liable for a misdiagnosis:
- Your doctor, if they failed to follow screening protocols, overlooked evidence, or made any poor judgments.
- A lab or lab technician, if a test was botched or the results incorrectly recorded or interpreted.
- The medical facility your doctor works at if it did not provide adequate tools and resources to allow your doctor to come to the correct diagnosis.
Because cancer diagnoses are so complex, it’s possible more than one party was at fault for a mistake. Finding everyone involved matters not only because they should be held accountable, but also because it can help you maximize your settlement.
When you’re already dealing with cancer, fighting a lawsuit at the same time may seem daunting. However, it does not need to be. Our Orange County cancer misdiagnosis attorneys provide all-around support to our clients. Aside from investigating your claim and taking care of every step in its filing, we may be able to help you find the right care or navigate the financial aspects of your treatment while your suit is pending. We aim to be another person on your side in the fight against both cancer and anyone responsible for your misdiagnosis.