Kidney cancer or renal cancer is often difficult to diagnose, as some of the symptoms resemble symptoms of other diseases and illnesses. Kidney infections, cysts and/or benign tumors may be identified, but the physician may not take testing further, under the impression that such growths stem from a non-cancerous condition. This misdiagnosis is really the first step in the ultimate delay of a kidney cancer diagnosis that may lead to serious injury, including kidney failure and death.
The lawyers at Furr & Henshaw have more than 40 years of experience handling misdiagnosis and other medical malpractice cases. We are committed to helping our clients exercise their rights and take action against the doctors, nurses and other medical staff or facilities that may have contributed to the failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of kidney cancer. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Maintain Accurate Documentation
While patients can take an active role in their own care, it is up to the doctors to order the tests. If you believe that previous testing or symptoms warrant further examination and testing, bring your concerns to your doctor and document them. Maintaining accurate documentation can assist us in moving forward with your case.
Smoking Increases Risk
Anyone who is smoking should be concerned about developing cancer. Many people think of smoking being linked to lung cancer. Rarely do they associate smoking with renal cancer. However, more and more research is linking smoking with increased risk of kidney cancer. If you smoke, your doctor should be bringing this to your attention and potentially scheduling screenings to check for any indications of kidney cancer.
Contact Us When You Need Help
Do not take a renal cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis lightly. Your doctor may be liable. Contact the South Carolina personal injury lawyers at 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 obligation and charge. You will pay us no attorneys' fees unless we are able to recover compensation in your case.