Cancer Misdiagnosis in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Medical Malpractice Attorney
Cancer misdiagnosis is one of the most serious types of medical malpractice that a doctor can commit. The key in treating cancer and having the best opportunity of survival is to begin receiving treatment as early as possible. When a doctor delays in diagnosing or completely misdiagnosis cancer, a patient may suffer devastating side effects, may lose precious years or may be denied the prospect of surviving at all.
Reviewing your legal options is an important step to take if you recently discovered that a doctor misdiagnosed your or loved one's medical condition. An Oklahoma City medical malpractice lawyer at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote can talk to you about what occurred during a free initial consultation. We can review the circumstances that led to your cancer misdiagnosis to determine what legal action you can take.
Causes of Failure to Diagnose Cancer / Cancer Misdiagnosis
Cancer misdiagnosis is a type of medical malpractice that involves a doctor's failure to recognize cancer in a patient. There are various reasons that cancer misdiagnosis may occur. A doctor may fail to order appropriate testing, may misunderstand the nature of a patient's complaints, may misinterpret test results, may fail to consider a history of cancer in a patient or may fail to order routine testing appropriate for the patient's age and medical history.
In these and similar cases, the patient may have grounds to sue for financial compensation. This can help with medical bills and may also offer the patient the opportunity to recover money for emotional damages, pain and suffering and loss of wages.
Fight for Justice Against Medical Negligence
In cancer misdiagnosis cases, the success of your lawsuit may come down to expert witnesses and your attorney's ability to prove that the doctor failed to provide what is considered an acceptable level of care in accordance with today's standards. With the experience and resources to properly investigate and handle your case, we are confident in our ability to pursue generous compensation.
If you or a loved one was suffered because of cancer misdiagnosis, contact an Oklahoma City medical malpractice lawyer to learn how you can hold the doctor liable for their negligence.