Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers represent cancer patients and their families in lawsuits involving the misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer cases. This includes cases involving colon cancer. Victims of this type of medical malpractice do have legal rights under Michigan law.
Colon cancer forms in the large intestine and almost always arises from polyps, which over the course of time, can develop into colon cancer. It is often slow to grow and symptoms may not be present until relatively late stages, but the cancer can be found through screening and stool sample tests. Over 100,000 new instances of colon cancer are diagnosed each year. Despite the familiarity doctors have with colon cancer, misdiagnosis or mistreatment of colon cancer is a growing cause of medical malpractice claims.
Colon cancer responds well to early detection and treatment. This type of cancer is now considered a preventable disease because early detection allows doctors to minimize its effects. Unfortunately, doctors and other medical professionals often fail to order tests, misdiagnose, and fail to treat colon cancer. Such errors can give rise to successful medical malpractice lawsuits.
What is Needed to Prove a Colon Cancer Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
A medical error that results in a misdiagnosis or the failure to diagnose colon cancer can give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit. To win this type of case, it must be established by medical opinions that an earlier diagnosis could and should have been made by the doctor. It must also be proven that if an earlier diagnosis had been made and treatment had begun, the patient would have had a more favorable outcome. Many times, an early colonoscopy or other treatment could have prevented the spread of the cancer and provided an excellent outlook and prognosis for the patient.
Our experienced attorneys will get all of the medical records and have them reviewed by our in house legal team. We will then consult with nationally recognized medical experts to discuss the care and treatment to determine whether medical negligence resulted in harm to the patient. If we can prove your case, we will file your lawsuit against the doctor and medical facility responsible for the negligent care.
How Much are Settlement Amounts in Colon Cancer Malpractice Lawsuits?
Under Michigan law, a victim of medical negligence can seek several different types of compensation. Settlements can include compensation for pain and suffering, disfigurement, disability, loss of enjoyment of life and other non-economic type claims. Additional compensation is available for loss of income, loss of future earnings, and medical costs and expenses.
In medical malpractice cases involving the death of a patient, surviving family members can file a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit. These lawsuits seek compensation for pain and suffering of the decedent until death, the loss of society and companionship of the loved one by family members, loss of income and support, medical expenses, and funeral and burial expenses.
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Contact Our Michigan Colon Cancer Lawyers
If you or a loved one believe you have been been wronged by a medical professional for failure to diagnose colon cancer, you may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Call our award winning attorneys at (800) 606-1717 or fill out the Free Case Review Form on the side of this page.
Our legal team will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means you will not pay anything unless we are able to reach a settlement or jury verdict for you. There is absolutely nothing to lose! We will listen to your story and inform you of your best options given your situation.