One of the most frequent types of cases seen in medical malpractice is the failure to diagnose cancer. When there are signs and symptoms of cancer that go untreated by medical providers, or if cancer is discovered too late, the results can be catastrophic.
Cancers are most often overlooked when early detection tests such as colonoscopies, mammograms and biopsies are not ordered or are improperly administered. Yet a patient's chance of survival is directly linked to how early the cancer is diagnosed, and missing the early warning signs can have fatal consequences. The parties responsible ought to be held to account.
Some of the more common types of cancers that get misdiagnosed are:
We Hold Medical Care Professionals To Account
At the law offices of Furr & Henshaw, we are passionate and committed to helping victims of cancer misdiagnosis and other negligent medical actions. Since 1979, our founder, O. Fayrell Furr, Jr. has fought hard for clients whose lives were negatively affected by a doctor's errors. Today, we continue that tradition; our firm has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients' sufferings.
Please contact us for a free initial consultation to learn how we can help you.
Identifying Acts Of Medical Negligence
Our lawyers handle cases involving:
- Failure to biopsy and failure to test for cancerous cells
- Failure to look into warning signs
- Failure to recognize or ignoring a patient's signs and symptoms
- Failure to follow up on needed tests
- Failure to refer to a specialist
Any of these acts by themselves may be cause for a valid claim if they lead to additional damage. Our lawyers have the skills and resources to identify when an act of negligence resulted in additional damage.
Building A Strong Case For You
To help build a strong cancer misdiagnosis case, we conduct thorough investigations and consult with some of the leading medical experts across the nation. We then prepare the case as if we were going to trial, outlining specific actions that resulted in cancer misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis and effectively portraying our clients' suffering.
Insurance companies understand and respect our commitment, and thus are often more willing to offer a reasonable settlement. However, if trial is necessary, you can count on us to aggressively represent your interests throughout the duration of your case.
Contact Our Firm
If you or a family member are suffering due to cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, contact Furr & Henshaw today. You can call us at 803-250-6829 (Columbia) or 843-213-6737 (Myrtle Beach), or arrange an appointment online. Your initial consultation is free of charge, and you will pay no fees unless we recover compensation in your case.