The news is a crushing blow for your child, for you, and for your entire family. The unfairness of your child being sick with cancer is only intensified by the unfairness of your child’s cancer being misdiagnosed. A doctor’s failure to diagnose cancer in your child may mean that the cancer has progressed and requires more difficult treatments or has reduced your child’s chances of survival.

You have every right to be angry. However, the steps that you take next can make a big difference for your child and your family.

First, it is important to get the best doctors that you can. Talk to family, friends and others and find doctors whom you believe can provide your child with the best possible care.

Next, it is important to help your child come to terms with the emotional aspects of the situation. Your child is probably scared and in pain. It is important to talk to your child and help your child through this difficult time even as you face your own fear.

Finally, it is important to consult with experienced failure to diagnose attorneys to protect your child’s legal rights and potential recovery. Your child may have suffered because of a doctor’s negligence and may be entitled to compensation for his or her injuries. An experienced Atlanta cancer malpractice lawyer can help you understand your child’s rights.

To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Atlanta medical malpractice attorney, please call us at 1.770.518.1133. We also invite you to read our FREE book: Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Errors for more information about your rights.

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