Is Failure to Diagnose Cancer Medical Malpractice?

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

There are many forms of cancer that can affect almost every part of your body, but all share a single characteristic: proper diagnosis can save your life. Sadly, failure to diagnose cancer remains one of the most common medical malpractice issues in our country.
There can be several reasons for a failure to diagnose cancer. Ordering the wrong tests, misinterpreting test results, or failing to properly acknowledge a patient’s concerns are all reasons cancer may remain undiagnosed. In some cases, a doctor simply believes that a tumor or growth is benign and declines to investigate it further. All of these are examples of medical malpractice. All of these deserve aggressive legal representation from a medical malpractice attorney.
Why Hire an Attorney for Failure to Diagnose Cancer
There is a code of ethics and a standard of care that demands healthcare professionals address the unique concerns of each of their patients. When arrogance, negligence, or disinterest cause a physician to ignore or fail to detect the early signs of cancer, the results are all too often deadly for the patient. Yet proving negligence is a complex and difficult process.
The medical malpractice attorneys at the Cochran Firm South Florida have years of experience helping victims of malpractice recover their damages. Working with a team of medical experts, and applying our deep understanding of medical malpractice law, we can help you recover your damages, and get the treatment you will require to recover from your doctor’s negligence.
If you or a loved one has suffered the consequences of a delayed cancer diagnosis in or around Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, or Ft. Myer, Florida, please contact the attorneys at The Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule a free initial consultation today.