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Medical Malpractice Cases And Commonly Diagnosed Types Of Cancer

As a patient, you deserve care and attention. A failure to diagnose cancer can result in devastating consequences. If a Rhode Island doctor fails to provide industry-standard treatment, a lawyer can help you take legal action for medical malpractice to hold the liable party responsible.

Since 1999, our dedicated attorneys have represented people like you whose lives have been affected by a cancer misdiagnosis. Medical malpractice claims involving a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis are often associated with these types of cancer.

Breast cancer

One study found that physical examinations might not be sensitive enough to provide an accurate breast cancer diagnosis. Breast exams, especially for small tumors or in young women, should be performed by expert clinicians to avoid cancer misdiagnosis.

Cervical cancer

Not every method of diagnosing cervical cancer is equally effective. About 19 percent of women administered an HPV-only cervical screen were misdiagnosed. A lawyer can determine whether your doctor’s failure to diagnose your cancer was related to his or her selection of tests.

Colon cancer

Some 65 percent of the American population is at risk of developing colon cancer. From age 50 onward, men and women should start getting screened for colon and rectal cancer. An experienced physician should find and remove abnormal growths. A misdiagnosis could give these growths time to become cancerous, resulting in tragic results for the patient.

Lung cancer

Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) detects lung cancer, the third-most-common cancer in the US. Qualified doctors know collecting medical history is essential since risk groups include past and current smokers between 50 and 80 years of age.

Lung cancer screenings can lead to false-positive results, resulting in unnecessary follow-up tests and surgeries. The CDC reports that “radiation from repeated LDCT can cause cancer in otherwise healthy people.”

A doctor must be discerning, then, about who should undergo screening tests. Even people at high risk because of their smoking history and age should be excluded from testing if they have other serious health problems or they are unwilling (or unable) to have lung surgery.

Skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. Anyone can get it, but certain groups are at higher risk than others. Basal and squamous cell carcinomas – the two most prevalent types of skin cancer – are very curable. The third, melanoma, is harder to treat and causes the most deaths.

There is no standard medical test for skin cancer. Marasco & Nesselbush’s attorneys are ready to help if a failure to diagnose skin cancers like melanoma occurred because a doctor missed clear warning signs, including:

  • New growths
  • Sores that do not heal
  • Asymmetrical moles
  • Irregular spots
  • Moles larger than the size of a pea
  • Blemishes that change or evolve over time

Establish An Attorney-Client Relationship With The Law Firm That Cares

At Marasco & Nesselbush, our trustworthy attorneys understand how crucial high-quality care is. From lawyers to doctors, every professional should respect your rights and treat you as deserved.

If you would need legal advice from experienced medical malpractice lawyers who put your needs first, call Marasco & Nesselbush. For a free legal consultation, contact us via email to tell us about your misdiagnosis.


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