You May Be Entitled To Compensation For A Delayed Medical Diagnosis

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), detecting cancer early through the proper screening tests provides patients the best chance of receiving effective treatment. The same rings true for any other medical condition or complication: the bottom line is that patients whose disease is identified and treated in a timely manner are much more likely to survive their illness than patients whose medical condition is not found until symptoms are severe, which often occurs when it is too late for effective treatment.

If you believe your doctor or another medical professional failed to diagnose your disease in a timely fashion, contact Lipton Law. Our medical malpractice lawyers can thoroughly review your medical records in order to determine whether negligence occurred. We can also help you understand your legal rights in such situations and explain the best course of action based upon the specifics of your circumstances. We may also be able to help you receive damages from a negligent doctor or other medical professional for your suffering and related losses.

Diagnosing Patients Properly And Timely

Significant funding has been devoted to creating and improving early warning systems for cancer — in addition to other diseases and conditions — with the hope that physicians and other medical professionals will be given the tools they need to properly read the signs of a patient's ailments. Unfortunately however, there is often a delay in diagnosing a patient's medical condition and far too often treatment is not initiated until more serious symptoms materialize.

When a patient is given a delayed diagnosis for their cancer or other disease or medical condition, this may be considered medical malpractice. Medical malpractice can be extremely serious and occur when:

  • Appropriate screenings are not administered by a physician or other medical professional
  • Results from a test or biopsy are misread
  • Other factors result in incorrect assumptions, actions or inactions

Determining Negligence In Delayed Diagnosis Cases

When you or a loved one has been misdiagnosed, and later receives a diagnosis of cancer or another disease or condition, the lost time that could have been spent receiving treatment cannot be recovered. Still, you must undergo a difficult and lengthy battle — perhaps made worse by the misdiagnosis — that may involve incapacitating radiation or chemotherapy, one or more invasive surgeries and other strenuous and exhausting treatments.

You deserve compensation for the losses you incurred due to a medical misdiagnosis. Call Lipton Law at 248-557-1688 or contact us online today to find out how we can provide the skilled legal assistance you need. From our office in Southfield, our attorneys offer free initial consultations to victims throughout Michigan.