Q: Can I sue my doctor or hospital for failing to diagnose my cancer?

You may be able to sue your doctor or hospital for failing to diagnose cancer if it was the result of hospital or doctor negligence. However, proving this can be very difficult, which is why you would benefit from the guidance of a medical malpractice attorney.

Cancer can be a scary diagnosis to receive. You may have questions about the outcome of your situation if it had been detected earlier. You may wonder how your quality of life would differ if your doctor or hospital had only listened to your complaints of symptoms or ordered the right tests.

Due to medical and technological advances, many cancers can be treated successfully if caught early. Doctors and hospitals have at their disposal a number of ways to test patients including MRIs, pap smears, colonoscopies and mammograms.

However, if hospital or doctor negligence caused unnecessary suffering, pain, loss of quality of life or a shortened life span, then you may be entitled to compensation.

Your symptoms may have been dismissed or diminished. The wrong tests may have been ordered. Or you may have been diagnosed with a completely different medical condition. Failing to diagnose cancer can lead to devastating, even fatal consequences. If you believe you were the victim of a missed diagnosis, then you should consult immediately with a medical malpractice attorney.

An attorney can evaluate the details of your case to determine if negligence contributed to your doctor failing to diagnose your cancer and what types of damages you could be entitled to receive. He or she can help you fight for your rights and assist you throughout the entire process while you focus on healing and recovery.

Contacting a Medical Malpractice Attorney

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of doctor negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering.

At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your medical malpractice claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.

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