3 Reasons Why a Cancer Misdiagnosis in an Atlanta Nursing Home Matters
Dover Law Firm
You trust your loved one’s care to the nursing home you choose so that your parent, spouse, or loved one can be safe and have his or her medical needs met in a comfortable manner. When that doesn’t happen, the results can be devastating.
Atlanta Nursing Home Residents May Be Victims of Medical Malpractice. Failure to Diagnose Cancer is One Type of Malpractice.
The misdiagnosis of cancer may cause your loved one:
- Pain that is not appropriately treated. If the cancer is not properly diagnosed, then your loved one may suffer unnecessarily and not receive the proper pain medication that could make him or her more comfortable.
- The ability to make decisions about his or her future. When cancer is misdiagnosed, an elderly patient may lose the ability to make choices about his or her care because an elderly patient may not be physically strong enough to withstand treatments necessary for late stage cancers.
- An earlier death. Without treatment, death may come more quickly and deprive a person and his or her family of time together.
Contact an Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorney if Your Loved One’s Cancer Was Misdiagnosed
Just because an elderly person is a resident in a nursing home does not relieve doctors of their responsibility to properly diagnose cancer. To learn more about how doctors should diagnose cancer, and about your legal rights if cancer is misdiagnosed, please read our FREE book: Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Errors.
We also encourage you to call our experienced and empathetic Atlanta cancer misdiagnosis lawyers today for a free consultation. We can be reached at 1.770.518.1133.