Louisville, KY Misdiagnosis of Cancer Medical Malpractice Lawyer
According to the American Cancer Society, almost 1,640,000 Americans were diagnosed with cancer in 2011. Moreover, approximately 50% of all American men, and approximately 33% of all American women, will be diagnosed with cancer sometime in their lives. It is thus imperative that physicians and other medical providers take the steps necessary to timely diagnose cancer. It is just as important that healthcare providers take appropriate measures to treat cancer once it has been diagnosed. A healthcare provider’s misdiagnosis of or failure to timely diagnose and treat cancer can have life-changing results, and can often result in death.
The earlier a cancer diagnosis is made and treatment started, the greater a cancer patient’s chances for a good outcome. This is true, despite the myriad breakthroughs in scientific research and medical treatments that have been made in the past decades. For that reason, it is important to diagnose cancer as early as possible.
A healthcare provider’s may fail to properly diagnose cancer for many reasons, including:
- Failing to perform proper diagnostic tests;
- Failing to timely report, or act upon, suspicious test results;
- Failing to properly interpret diagnostic test results; and
- Misinterpreting a patient’s signs and symptoms of cancer.
A medical provider’s negligent failure to diagnose or treat cancer can have catastrophic consequences for both patients and their families. Attorney Seth Gladstein, has personally handled numerous malpractice cases involving the alleged negligent failure to diagnose or treat the following conditions:
- Colon cancer,
- Breast cancer,
- Prostate cancer,
- Cervical cancer,
- Testicular cancer,
- Lung cancer, and
- Brain tumors.
If Your Cancer Was Not Properly Diagnosed, Contact a Louisville Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
Louisville attorney Seth Gladstein has long experience with personal injury cases involving the negligent failure to diagnose and treat various forms of cancer. If you or a loved one is a medical malpractice victim, please contact Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC, to schedule your free consultation. Call now at 502-855-4177, or toll free 800-991-0474. You may also email Seth here.