Q: Im not sure if my Atlanta doctor failed to diagnose my cancer or misdiagnosed my cancer. Is there a significant legal difference between a failure to diagnose cancer and the misdiagnosis of cancer?
Both the failure to diagnose cancer and the misdiagnosis of cancer in Atlanta may be medical malpractice. You may be able to file an Atlanta medical malpractice lawsuit and recover damages whether your doctor failed to make any diagnosis, and therefore failed to provide any treatment, or your doctor misdiagnosed your cancer and provided the wrong treatment. Generally, you will have to prove that a reasonable doctor would’ve correctly diagnosed your condition and that the doctor’s negligence in making the wrong diagnosis, or failing to make a diagnosis, caused you physical harm.
While your rights may be the same, your damages will be unique depending on the specific harm your doctor’s actions (or inactions) caused you. Generally, your Atlanta failure to diagnose lawyer will fight hard for your just recovery of medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses and pain and suffering.
For more information about medical mistakes in the diagnosis of cancer, please read our FREE book: Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Errors and please contact an experienced and compassionate Atlanta cancer malpractice attorney for a free consultation. Our lawyers can be reached directly at 1.770.518.1133.