Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys in Southfield, Michigan
Losing a loved one to any disease, especially cancer, is never easy. The thought that it could possibly have been prevented is excruciating. The technology that can be used to detect most cancers in their early stages is continually improving, thus allowing the physician more opportunity to catch this potentially deadly disease in the early stages. Your chances of survival depend on your physician doing exactly that.
Unfortunately, the occurrence of cancer is on the rise. This means that doctors are seeing more patients and, consequently, have less time to spend with each patient. Now, failing to properly diagnose cancer is becoming more common. Some of the more common types of cancer that often lead to a failure to diagnose lawsuit include:
- Cervical: Easily detected via smear tests. If caught early, the survival rate is quite high. If the test results are read incorrectly, a failure to diagnose can lead to infertility or death.
- Prostate: If detected early, the survival rates are quite high. Detection methods are constantly improving.
- Colon: Rectal bleeding is a common complaint associated to this type of cancer. Failure to diagnose can lead to death. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death in cancer patients.
- Breast: Can be detected through regular self-breast exams and annual mammograms. Responds well to treatment if diagnosed early.