Many forms of cancer — including breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer — respond well to treatment if detected early. So time is of the essence in diagnosing cancer. Unfortunately, many cancer patients are initially misdiagnosed. A delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cancer can have devastating or deadly consequences for patients.
If you suspect that your cancer was misdiagnosed, talk to a caring Florida medical malpractice attorney about the legal rights of patients who have been misdiagnosed. I am attorney Philip DeBerard. I have more than three decades of experience helping families injured by medical negligence, including cancer misdiagnosis. The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, focuses on helping victims of personal injuries, medical malpractice and wrongful deaths in South Florida and the Treasure Coast.
If you suspect that your cancer was allowed to spread unchecked because of a doctor’s failure to diagnose it, call 1-800-299-8878 to speak with a respected South Florida medical malpractice attorney, or fill out our online contact form.
How an Experienced Florida Malpractice Lawyer Can Assess Cancer Misdiagnosis
Cancer is a family of diseases with different symptoms. Finding cancer early before it has a chance to spread offers the best chance for treatment to work and cure the cancer. Skin melanoma is a good example. If a doctor detects skin cancer early, the cancer can be removed with a simple excision. But if skin melanoma gets misdiagnosed as a benign growth, the cancer can spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body while you are being treated for the wrong condition.
Cancer misdiagnosis may occur either by failure to detect malignant cancer or by misdiagnosing a patient as having cancer. A doctor may fail to order the proper follow-up diagnostic tests. A laboratory may provide an inaccurate test result or a false positive. A hospital, doctor’s office or lab may mix up test results. The consequences of cancer misdiagnosis can be devastating. A patient incorrectly diagnosed with cancer may undergo unnecessary and debilitating chemotherapy and radiation treatments. A patient whose cancer has been misdiagnosed as a less serious condition may have limited treatment options by the time the cancer is found.
Neither a doctor nor a hospital is likely to admit making a misdiagnosis. To get an assessment of whether a health care provider may be liable for a misdiagnosis, consult an experienced Florida cancer misdiagnosis lawyer. I am attorney Philip DeBerard. I have more than three decades of experience counseling clients whose lives have been turned upside down by cancer misdiagnosis.
Contact an Experienced South Florida Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer
If you suspect that you or a family member was harmed by cancer misdiagnosis, you need a South Florida medical malpractice attorney with perspective to advise you on your legal options. I am attorney Philip DeBerard. I focus my legal practice on representing victims of serious accidents and injuries caused by the negligence of others, including cancer misdiagnosis. My legal skill has received the highest AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized national legal directory.
I take pride in leading a team of hard-working attorneys, paralegals and staff who provide caring, one-on-one service to clients across South Florida and the Treasure Coast. The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, will evaluate your case at no charge and offer guidance. If we go to work for you, we will not charge any attorney fee unless we secure compensation for you. We represent victims of cancer misdiagnosis and medical malpractice in Stuart, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Jupiter, Palm Beach and Vero Beach.
Call 1-800-299-8878 to speak with a respected Florida cancer misdiagnosis attorney or fill out our online contact form.