Q: When is the Failure to Diagnose Ovarian Cancer Considered Medical Malpractice in Atlanta?
A:Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed in its later stages because it frequently presents with vague symptoms that are difficult to diagnose. While ovarian cancer is difficult to diagnose in its early stages, it does not absolve doctors from their responsibility for diagnosing ovarian cancer in its early stages.
When deciding whether the failure to diagnose ovarian cancer was due to the inability to diagnose the disease because of a lack of symptoms or because of medical malpractice, it is important to consider all of the factors relevant to the case.
Generally, the failure to diagnose ovarian cancer or the misdiagnosis of ovarian cancer will be considered medical malpractice if a doctor failed to act like a reasonable doctor and was negligent in making a diagnosis.
For more information about whether your doctor was negligent and committed medical malpractice, please read our free e-book, I Have Cancer Should It Have Been Caught Earlier?, and please contact an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney at the Dover Law Firm. We can be reached via our online contact form or at 770.518.1133.