5/30/2012Cancer is a scary diagnosis regardless of your age. However, when it is not you, but rather your child, who is facing cancer the diagnosis is simply terrifying. Children, like adults, benefit from early diagnoses of cancer. An early diagnosis of cancer means that the cancer has less time to grow and may be more easily treated. However, children often face a delay in getting their cancer diagnosed. If your child’s doctor has failed to diagnose your child’s cancer and your son or daughter has suffered as a result, then it is important to contact an experienced Georgia failure to diagnose attorney for help.
Jeffrey H. Dover
Jeffrey H. Dover
Childhood Cancer May Be Found Early – but it Isn’t Always
Childhood cancer may be diagnosed promptly if parents and doctors know what to look for and how to treat potential symptoms of pediatric cancer. Specifically, parents should report the following to their child’s doctor:
- Unusual bumps, lumps, or bruising
- Unexplained fever
- Unexplained weight loss
- Vision changes
- Loss of energy
A childhood cancer misdiagnosis may occur because a doctor may mistake the symptoms for a more common childhood illness or injury. However, the relative rarity of cancer as compared to other types of illnesses and injuries does not absolve a doctor from using reasonable care and making a careful diagnosis.
Let a Georgia Failure to Diagnose Attorney Help Your Family
If your child has suffered from a misdiagnosis of cancer in Atlanta, or anywhere in Georgia, then our Atlanta cancer misdiagnosis lawyers invite you to read our FREE book: Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Errors and to call our Georgia failure to diagnose lawyers at 1.770.518.1133 for a FREE consultation.
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