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.