Delayed Cancer Diagnosis – Connecticut
We have resolved multiple multi-million dollar medical malpractice claims.
The earlier cancer is diagnosed, the more promising the outlook for the patient. When your doctor or other healthcare provider fails in his or her duty to you as a patient—delaying the diagnosis of cancer—it can have disastrous results.
If you or a loved one was the victim of a delayed cancer diagnosis, you deserve competent legal representation. Our firm is skilled in medical malpractice claims, and we are ready to hear your story. If we determine that your delayed cancer diagnosis was, in fact, medical malpractice, we will do all that we can to see that you and your family are fairly compensated.
Cancer is one of the most health issues people suffer from—with around half of all men and a third of all women developing cancer. The sooner you start treatment, the more effective treatment tends to be. But you cannot start treatment if you do not know you have cancer.
A delayed cancer diagnosis is intensely frustrating for victims and their families because it costs them valuable time and often increases the odds of a negative outcome.
There are a number of ways that a delayed cancer diagnosis can result from malpractice. These include:
There are testing methods for many of the most common cancers, tests that can usually diagnose cancer reliably. But as a patient, you can only benefit from such tests if your medical care provider performs his or her duties correctly. Each of the factors listed above may be considered negligence on the part of the healthcare provider, which would mean that it may be possible to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Discovering your cancer diagnosis was delayed can come as a shock. After you have some time to process what you have just learned, you may be wondering exactly what you should do next.
Continue to seek medical care. Sometimes finding out that your medical care provider failed to diagnose your cancer earlier can lead to intense feelings of anger and frustration—which is normal. As upsetting as the news can be, though, it is important to keep getting the medical care you need moving forward. Whether you change doctors or continue seeing the same doctor, continue to care for yourself to the best of your ability.
Contact a medical malpractice attorney in your area. It can be difficult to determine if you have a medical malpractice case on your own. A lawyer will be able to investigate your situation and identify signs of malpractice and can tell you if the situation warrants a lawsuit. Our firm pursues medical malpractice cases throughout Connecticut. Contact us to take advantage of our experience and resources in pursuing your case.
Determine if negligence occurred. Medical malpractice cases can be challenging because of the nature of medical care. Medical malpractice requires a failure to meet the “standard of care”, which is a term that refers to the standards each medical professional is expected to meet when performing his or her duties. Your attorney will need to prove that the medical care provider did not meet the standard of care to win your case.
The time following a cancer diagnosis is always trying for individuals and their loved ones. Hiring a skilled medical malpractice attorney can offer a number of benefits when you find yourself in such a situation. These include:
The fastest way to verify if you should pursue legal action is to tell your story to a medical malpractice attorney. Because the attorney had been involved in numerous medical malpractice situations, they can give you clear insight.
Managing all the details of a lawsuit is the last thing you need to be doing when you are going through cancer treatment. Your attorney will do the heavy lifting, looking out for your interests and ensuring that everything is done correctly.
If we take your case, we only require payment if we win. That means you can get skilled representation without having to worry about the expense. And if we do win, we only take a reasonable percentage as payment.
You have spent long enough in the dark. You deserve straight answers. Our medical malpractice team is standing by to hear about your case and give you valuable insight into your legal options. If we do determine that you have a strong case, we will advise you on what to do next and will start moving forward with your case immediately.
Let the medical malpractice team at Haymond Law win you the compensation you need and deserve. Please contact us now, either through our contact form or by calling us at one of our offices in Connecticut.