Who May Be Responsible for Your Misdiagnosis of Cancer
Something went wrong with your cancer diagnosis. You did everything right. You got regular physicals. You promptly reported any new or unusual symptoms to your doctor. Yet, you still suffer from the misdiagnosis of cancer. Why? Who was responsible for the misdiagnosis?
Different Parties May Have Been Responsible for Your Misdiagnosis of Cancer
In order to determine if the failure to diagnose cancer was the result of medical malpractice, and whose medical malpractice it might have been, it is important to consider the following actions of your:
- Primary Care Doctor or Ob/Gyn. If you went to see your regular doctor and your doctor failed to do a reasonable examination, take a medical history, follow up on your concerns, or recommend a specialist or diagnostic tests, then your doctor may have committed malpractice.
- Oncologist or Other Specialist (and office staff). If you saw a specialist, such as an oncologist, and that doctor failed to perform a reasonable examination, take a medical history, follow up on your concerns, or recommend a specialist or diagnostic test, then your specialist may have committed malpractice.
- Lab. If the lab failed to report the test results correctly and in a timely manner to your doctor, then the lab may be partly to blame for your cancer misdiagnosis.
You May Have the Right to Recover Damages After the Misdiagnosis of Cancer
Damages for cancer malpractice may include compensation for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering. However, in order to recover these damages, you and your Atlanta cancer malpractice lawyer must first identify the correct defendants.
For more information on identifying the correct defendants and about your legal rights, please read our FREE book: Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Errors. Additionally, we invite you to call one of our experienced Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys today at 1.770.518.1133 for a free consultation.