When Colon Cancer Goes Misdiagnosed
According to a report by the National Cancer Institute, five-year survival rates for colon cancer are greater than 90 percent when the cancer is detected before it metastasizes. When the cancer is not detected before metastization, survival rates drop to below ten percent.
For patients who should have known about their cancer early on, but didn’t because of a medical professional’s negligence, the news of a too-late diagnosis can be too much to bear. If you or a loved one has suffered due to the failure to diagnose colon cancer, the attorneys at Meagher & Meagher in White Plains are here to provide you with the strong advocacy and understanding guidance you need.
Understanding The Causes Of Misdiagnosis
We scrutinize every available piece of medical evidence to determine how a diagnosis of colon cancer was missed and to identify liable parties. In regard to colon and colorectal cancers, root causes of misdiagnosis include:
- Failure to order a colonoscopy
- Failure to conduct a stool blood analysis
- Misread medical tests
- Failure to follow up on warning signs such as weakness, fatigue, weight loss and abdominal pain
No legal action will ever replace the pain and suffering and loss of time resulting from such malpractice. Pursuing a malpractice claim can, however, provide you and your family with the resources you need to contend with additional medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, and other hardships. Taking legal action also holds negligent parties accountable and thereby can make treatment safer and more effective for others.
Get The Legal Help You Need
Our premier medical malpractice law firm is here to help you seek fair and just compensation for the losses you have suffered due to misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis of colon cancer. To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney in White Plains, contact our law offices online or by telephone at 914-246-2958 or 800-240-4074.