Cancer: A Commonly Misdiagnosed Condition in West Virginia & Nationwide
Miley Legal Group
Cancer is one condition that is highly susceptible to a misdiagnosis error. When caught in earlier stages, many patients can survive longer or even go into remission. Unfortunately, a misdiagnosis can lead to advancement of the disease and increase mortality rates.
The very nature of cancer makes it difficult to diagnose. With the numerous types of cancers that a person can develop plus the many signs and symptoms they can produce, there is a wide margin of error to contend with. Unfortunately, many types of cancers show symptoms that can be mistaken for other conditions, or may show no symptoms at all.
Even with the nuances of cancer that make it difficult to diagnose in some cases, that is no excuse for your doctors to make negligent errors in your diagnosis. They should use every available diagnostic tool and test available to rule out the potential for cancer as a diagnosis. If it is later determined that your cancer could have been detected earlier had your doctor not made a misdiagnosis, you may be able to file a West Virginia medical malpractice claim.
With early enough detection and treatment, cancer in some cases can be managed to prolong life and even be put into remission. This positive recovery from a potentially deadly condition relies heavily on the proper and timely diagnosis of the cancer. If your doctors fail to diagnose your condition, you may be able to hold them liable for your damages through a medical malpractice claim. To be sure, you’ll want to talk with a Clarksburg medical malpractice attorney.
Contacting a Clarksburg Medical Malpractice Attorney
Filing a West Virginia medical malpractice claim can be frustrating and waste time that you could be spending recovering from your traumatic experience. A Clarksburg medical malpractice attorney can help take some of the stress out of filing your claim and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Contact the Clarksburg medical malpractice attorneys at The Miley Legal Group to schedule a FREE consultation – 304-326-1800.