Baltimore Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys
Representing Cancer Misdiagnosis Victims in Baltimore County & Prince George’s County
When you go to your doctor, you expect their full attention and trust in their medical expertise. Unfortunately, misdiagnoses of medical conditions are frighteningly common, and some conditions – including cancer – may be missed entirely. Many cancers are more easily treated and curable if they are detected early, so a failure to accurately diagnose can result in significant consequences, including death.
If you were harmed by a cancer misdiagnosis, our compassionate Miller Stern Lawyers are here to help. Our Baltimore cancer misdiagnosis lawyers can help you file a medical malpractice lawsuit and fight to recover damages for all losses, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We have contributed to settlements and verdicts collectively worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and our firm has served thousands of satisfied clients. You will work directly with our attorneys throughout our handling of your case, and our entire team is committed to pursuing the best possible outcome.
Frequently Misdiagnosed Cancers
Various types of cancers share symptoms with other medical conditions. Fatigue, unexplained weight loss, nausea, swelling, headaches, and fevers may all suggest cancer – or something entirely different. A medical professional should be able to bring clarity to your situation and produce an accurate diagnosis, but that is not always what happens.
Doctors in the United States frequently misdiagnose:
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
- Lung cancer
- Skin cancer
Doctors often misdiagnose cancer because:
- They fail to order and comprehensively review the results of all relevant tests
- They are dismissive of symptoms, deciding they are the result of less-serious ailments
- They fail to review their patients’ complete medical histories, which may suggest a heightened risk for cancer
Your health is paramount, so if you suspect you did not receive an accurate diagnosis, you should immediately discuss your concerns with your doctor. Reiterate your symptoms, explain that the current treatment plan is not working, and ask for all pertinent tests to be run. If your doctor is not cooperative, consider getting a second opinion as soon as possible.
If any medical professional diagnoses you with cancer, you may have a medical malpractice case if you suffered harm as a result of the initial misdiagnosis. Our Baltimore cancer misdiagnosis attorneys can review your circumstances and walk you through your legal options.
You will only have five years from the date of the initial misdiagnosis or three years from the date of the date you discovered the misdiagnosis to file a lawsuit. Should a cancer misdiagnosis result in the death of a loved one, you will have three years from the date of their passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit. You will most likely be unable to recover any damages if you miss the applicable deadline.
In a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit, Miller Stern Lawyers will work to prove the following:
- You and the misdiagnosing doctor had a doctor-patient relationship
- The misdiagnosing doctor failed to provide an adequate level of care
- This failure resulted in harm
- The harm led to pain, suffering, and other financial losses
We will fight to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reductions in earning capacity
- Physical pain and mental suffering
If you are the victim of medical malpractice, do not wait to get in touch with a legal professional. We recognize you are going through an unimaginably difficult time, and we are committed to aiding in your recovery. Our Baltimore cancer misdiagnosis lawyers can provide the empathetic legal guidance you need to recover maximum compensation and hold negligent parties accountable.
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