If you’re suffering from a misdiagnosis of cancer, our Jacksonville cancer misdiagnosis lawyers can help you get the compensation and justice you deserve.
Unfortunately, misdiagnosis is a widespread issue. When a doctor makes an incorrect diagnosis, the patient may face severe consequences.
If you have been affected as a result of a cancer misdiagnosis, Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers are here to advocate for you. With over 80 years of combined experience, we’ve successfully represented numerous medical malpractice victims.
How Our Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if You’ve Been Injured Due to a Cancer Misdiagnosis
At Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers in Jacksonville, FL, we believe that each client deserves customized care. We are deeply committed to bringing a personal touch to the cases we take, so our clients never feel like a number.
When you select our firm, you can expect our Jacksonville personal injury lawyers to do the following:
- Investigate and evaluate your case
- Handle every part of your medical malpractice case, including filing insurance claims and dealing with insurance companies
- Calculate your losses
- Collect evidence to support your case
- Negotiate a reasonable and equitable settlement for your lawsuit
- Represent you in court if a settlement is not possible
Our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys strive for the highest possible compensation for our clients. You can be confident we will fight for the compensation you deserve for the suffering caused by a cancer misdiagnosis. We’ll put our substantial resources, talents, and experience to work for you.
Call our firm today to set up a free consultation with a Jacksonville medical malpractice lawyer.
How Common Are Cancer Misdiagnosis Cases?
Cancer misdiagnosis is more frequent than it should be. Numerous studies have been conducted to determine how frequently doctors misdiagnose cancer. The outcomes vary widely.
Misdiagnosis is an issue in a variety of medical situations.
According to Mayo Clinic Proceedings, misdiagnosis happens in approximately 26% of medical cases. According to the Journal of Clinical Oncology, up to 44% of certain kinds of cancer are misdiagnosed.
Some forms of cancer tend to be misdiagnosed more often than others. According to one poll of cancer professionals, breast cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers to be misdiagnosed.
What Are the Most Common Reasons for Cancer Misdiagnosis?
A primary reason for cancer misdiagnosis is doctor error. When a doctor ignores a patient’s complaints and symptoms, or when cancer symptoms are not recognized, the doctor may fail to take the essential steps to detect cancer.
As a result, cancer is not diagnosed, and the patient loses precious time.
The following medical errors contribute to cancer misdiagnosis:
- Failure to do diagnostic tests such as a mammography, CAT scan, MRI, or prostate exam biopsy
- Performing wrong tests
- Failure to refer cancer patients to specialists
- Improper sample collection or contamination
- Using medical equipment that is defective or malfunctioning
- Failure to contact patients for timely exams
- Incorrect test interpretation
- Insufficient knowledge of certain types of cancer
- Delay of cancer diagnosis
No matter the reason for your cancer misdiagnosis, our medical malpractice attorneys know how to identify the cause and build a strong case.
What Are the Consequences of a Cancer Misdiagnosis?
The consequences of a cancer misdiagnosis may not be obvious at first. Cancer can lie undetected for a significant period of time until symptoms worsen. If too much time passes, the cancer may be too advanced, rendering chemotherapy or radiation ineffective. In some cases, this can result in the loss of a limb or even death.
In the case of an inaccurate diagnosis of cancer, the patient may be forced to undergo unnecessary medical procedures such as surgery.
Generally, negligence or human error is what results in the misdiagnosis. However, in some cases, the misdiagnosis may have been intentional.
Who Is Responsible for Cancer Misdiagnosis?
Patients may have medical malpractice claims against a negligent doctor or another medical professional.
If, however, the doctor misdiagnosed cancer due to circumstances beyond his or her control, the doctor is not liable for misconduct.
A thorough inquiry of the circumstances of the misdiagnosis is critical to determine what transpired.
Our attorneys will leave no stone unturned in seeking evidence to evaluate whether the doctor breached care standards and if that breach contributed to the misdiagnosis.
Request a Free Consultation With One of Our Jacksonville Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyers
The statute of limitations in Florida limits the amount of time you have in which to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to two years in most cases. If you fail to bring your suit within that window of time, you will forfeit your right to seek damages. Don’t risk missing such important deadlines. Count on us to keep track of filing requirements.
You’ve been through enough. Let Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers take the legal burden off your shoulders. Call our Jacksonville cancer misdiagnosis attorneys today for a free consultation.