Failure to Diagnose/Misdiagnosis of Cancer
Many forms of cancer are treatable — and treatment is often most successful — when the disease is diagnosed early. Individuals rely on the expertise of their doctors and health care providers to accurately diagnose cancer and advise a treatment plan.
When cancer goes undiagnosed — or is misdiagnosed as another disease — patients suffer. When cancer progresses, treatment may be less effective or ineffective in advanced stages. If you have suffered due to a mistake in diagnosing cancer, of if a loved one has died because of a doctor's mistake, you should talk to a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible.
I am attorney Valerie Leopold, and I represent victims of medical malpractice throughout the Chicago area. To schedule a free consultation where we can discuss your specific legal options, please contact me online today.Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer
We trust doctors and other health care providers to take the steps necessary to accurately diagnose a medical condition. Proper testing must be done when a patient has symptoms of cancer or a serious disease: biopsies, MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, and others. And once the disease is diagnosed, a plan for treatment must be quickly determined.
But surprisingly and all too often, doctors do not accurately diagnose cancer. Subsequently, many patients end up being treated for a completely different condition or not being treated at all. If you have suffered due to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, it is important to talk to a trusted legal advocate who can explain your specific legal options. You may be entitled to significant compensation for your suffering.
From my law office in Chicago, I represent people who have suffered due to delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of:
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Colon cancer
- Lung cancer
- Kidney cancer
If a doctor has delayed your cancer diagnosis and you have suffered as a result, please contact our law firm to learn how we can help. Call (312) 781-6212 to schedule a free consultation.
We represent individuals who have been treated at all major hospitals in the Chicago metropolitan area, including Northwestern Memorial Hospital, University of Chicago Medical Center, Loyola University Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center, University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, and others.