Should My Cancer Have Been Diagnosed Sooner
Finding cancer early is critical. Some cancers can and should be diagnosed early, before they have a chance to grow. Doctors should order screening tests to look for certain types of cancer, and diagnosing those cancers early opens the door to available treatments, and greatly increases a person’s chance of survival.
Have you been diagnosed with a type of cancer that should have been found sooner? Did you develop symptoms months or even years before your doctor finally made the diagnosis? Do you have a “silent” cancer, like colon cancer, that could have easily been detected years earlier when it was curable? Do you have a family history of the same type of cancer you developed? Are you worried about who will take care of your family if cancer takes your life? Contact the Porter Law Group to get the answers you and your family deserve. Call us at 833-888-LATE or submit the form above.
The only thing worse than learning you have cancer is finding out that it should have been diagnosed sooner. Learning you’ve been denied the opportunity for a treatment or cure because your doctor failed to order simple tests is a fate no person should have to endure. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a late-stage cancer, and you have questions about whether it should have been diagnosed earlier, we can help you get answers.
Proper screening tests greatly increase the chances of detecting certain cancers early, and at a stage when they can be cured. Do you have a family history that should have prompted tests? Did you develop symptoms that should have alerted your doctor? Were you diagnosed with a type of cancer that can be diagnosed early with effective testing? Every day, people are diagnosed with late-stage cancers that should have been detected earlier, but because their cancer diagnosis was delayed, they face the prospect of increased medical costs, or an early death, because a physician failed to recommend routine screening and testing, or misread a critical test.
At the Porter Law Group, our lawyers have a wealth of experience prosecuting these types of medical malpractice cases. We know how to hold physicians accountable for their failure to take steps to identify and diagnose cancers, thereby denying our clients the benefit of available treatments, greater chance of survival and, in many cases, a total cure.
Medical malpractice lawsuits for delayed cancer diagnoses typically involve certain types of cancer which can be discovered through routine medical screening (as recommended by many authoritative medical associations like the American Cancer Society). The American Cancer Society publishes clear guidelines for physicians to follow for the early detection and treatment of:
Call the Porter Law Group if you or a loved one has been the victim of a late cancer diagnosis because your doctor:
- failed to order routine screening or testing prior to your diagnosis;
- ordered tests but never shared the results with you;
- ordered a test that was never performed;
- ignored your symptoms;
- failed to refer you to an appropriate specialist (e.g., gastroenterologist, gynecologist, endocrinologist, pulmonologist, urologist or dermatologist); or
- failed to learn or consider your medical or family history.
Denying you the benefit of well-established screening and testing protocols constitutes gross medical malpractice. We will rely on some of the best qualified medical experts to thoroughly review and investigate your case, and our proven track record of success proves that our approach works. We have sought out and obtained justice for individuals whose cancer should have been discovered earlier, when it was treatable or curable.
We know that a fatal or debilitating cancer, that could have been diagnosed earlier, can have a devastating effect on a person and his/her family. If you or a loved one has been injured by this kind of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for damages including:
- past & future loss of income or earning capacity
- past & future medical expenses
- rehabilitation and physical therapy
- physical and/or mental impairment
- pain and suffering
- mental anguish
- loss of enjoyment of life
- loss of spousal services
- wrongful death
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, and your prognosis is poor or you have lost the opportunity to benefit from available treatments because your cancer was not diagnosed earlier, call the Porter Law Group at 833-888-LATE, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.