Is Cancer Misdiagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?

Being diagnosed with cancer at any stage is frightening and life-altering. Your focus instantly shifts from daily living to questions of mortality and a seemingly endless barrage of painful treatments. Untreated cancer can quickly progress to an advanced stage, making it even more devastating when finally diagnosed. In some cases, a late-stage cancer diagnosis is a death sentence. Our cancer misdiagnosis malpractice quiz can provide insight into whether you have a case for medical malpractice.

You may have done everything right, from obtaining annual screenings to promptly reporting symptoms to your doctor, yet you still received an inaccurate diagnosis while your cancer progressed. You may wonder if your doctor failed you. Diagnosing cancer can be complex, and not every cancer misdiagnosis results from medical malpractice. However, health care providers have a legal duty to perform appropriate screening and diagnostic tests according to established medical standards, a patient’s medical history, individual risk factors, and symptoms.

Our quiz is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. To confirm whether your case qualifies for a medical malpractice lawsuit, call our Florida cancer misdiagnosis law firm today at (954) 467-6400 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

What Is a Cancer Misdiagnosis?

A cancer misdiagnosis can occur in multiple forms, including the following:

  • Being diagnosed with another condition when you have cancer
  • Being diagnosed with cancer when you have another condition
  • Failure to diagnose any condition
  • Delayed diagnosis of cancer
doctor that has misdiagnosed patient is showing her scans. The woman is distraught with her head in her hands.

Multiple health care providers are involved in the diagnosis of cancer. Even if the care you received from your doctor was free of errors, you could still receive a misdiagnosis because of the negligence of other health care providers, including radiologists, pathologists, laboratory technicians, and other doctors and hospital staff responsible for performing diagnostic tests.

Quiz: Was Your Cancer Misdiagnosis Medical Malpractice?

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation If Your Score Indicates Medical Malpractice

A cancer misdiagnosis can deprive you of the opportunity to receive the treatment you need to enjoy a long, full life. It is natural to trust your health care providers to rely on their training to make treatment decisions that benefit your health and preserve your life. A cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit can provide compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering. It can give you and your family financial security. 

We are committed to providing passionate, aggressive advocacy and employing all resources available to maximize your award. We have recovered over $2.6 billion for our clients.

No one deserves a late-stage cancer diagnosis. Our attorneys at Freedland Harwin Valori Gander understand the toll that a cancer misdiagnosis can take on you and your family. We focus on care and compassion for each client. If you or your loved one has suffered harm because of a cancer misdiagnosis, contact us online today or call (954) 467-6400 to schedule a free consultation.

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