It is essential that all of-age adults be screened for colon cancer. Screenings can catch the disease in its early stages, leading to a better treatment outlook. However, when doctors dismiss symptoms or do not conduct the proper screenings, it can lead to a misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or even failure to diagnose colon cancer. These situations can all lead to serious permanent injuries and conditions (such as a portion of the colon needing to be removed) or death as a result of the advancing cancer.
The lawyers at Furr & Henshaw are dedicated to helping patients and their families deal with the aftermath of a colon cancer misdiagnosis. We aggressively pursue compensation for the losses you have suffered while helping you address current issues in order to move forward with your lives. Serving throughout South Carolina, we have more than 40 years of experience handling all types of medical malpractice and misdiagnosis cases involving different types of cancers and other devastating diseases. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Colon Cancer Screening Is A Must
As one of the most deadly forms of cancer, and one of the most common, colon cancer or colorectal cancer can be detected through thorough screenings. Most medical organizations recommend that regular screenings begin at age 50 and continue through 75. Whether your doctor recommends fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy will most likely depend on your risk factors and the time between screenings. These tests do have risks of their own, but your doctor can explain them and how the benefits most likely outweigh any potential adverse effects.
We Hold Medical Care Providers To Account
If you have sustained permanent injury or a loved one has passed away as the result of a colon cancer misdiagnosis, contact the South Carolina personal injury attorneys at Furr & Henshaw today. 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.