Q: The doctor I am seeing now says my colon cancer shouldve been diagnosed earlier. Was the delay in cancer diagnosis a result of medical malpractice? Should I contact an Atlanta cancer misdiagnosis attorney?
A:While we can’t tell you for certain whether the failure to diagnose colon cancer was medical malpractice based on the question you ask, we can tell you how to find out the answer to your question.
Generally, the failure to diagnose cancer may be medical malpractice if a doctor breached his or her duty of care by not acting how a reasonable doctor would have acted when you presented with your symptoms and if you suffered harm as a result. You can learn more about this standard and failure to diagnose medical malpractice in our book, I Have Cancer Should it Have Been Caught Earlier, which is available for FREE on our website.
Given that standard, whether the failure to diagnose your cancer was medical malpractice is highly dependent on the facts of your individual case. An experienced Atlanta cancer misdiagnosis attorney can help you understand whether the facts of your case rise to the level of medical malpractice by investigating your case, talking to experts and applying Georgia medical malpractice law to what happened to you.
If you believe that your doctor was negligent in his or her failure to diagnose, then we encourage you to contact one of our experienced Atlanta cancer misdiagnosis lawyers today via our online contact form or at 1.770.518.1133 to learn more about your legal rights and potential recovery.