Q: I went to see an Atlanta doctor because I wasnt feeling well. The doctor never asked about my family history and failed to diagnose my cancer. Isnt family history important to the diagnosis of cancer?
A:Some forms of cancer are hereditary and, therefore, family history can be very important in the proper diagnosis of cancer. A doctor who knows your family history may require more frequent screenings or conduct diagnostic tests at the first signs of cancer symptoms in order to make the proper diagnosis.
The failure to take a family history, together with other actions and inactions of a physician, may be cancer malpractice. To learn more about what constitutes cancer malpractice in Atlanta, please read our FREE book: Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Errors.
A misdiagnosis of cancer may require you to endure more painful treatments than you otherwise would’ve had to endure and may significantly impact your chances of surviving the disease. Our Atlanta failure to diagnose lawyers believe that you should be able to recover damages if a doctor’s failure to diagnose cancer caused you physical pain or shortened your expected life. Please contact us directly at 1.770.518.1133 to set up a free consultation today.