Yes, you may be able to file a lawsuit if your misread pathology report caused delay in cancer treatment. Physicians and medical professionals should be properly trained to read these reports and issue a correct diagnosis. The failure to do so can result in significant damages to a patient, even deadly consequences, giving rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit.
In this type of lawsuit, it must be proven that the physician did misread the pathology report, and due to this error there was a delay in your treatment of cancer. In addition to proving the medical error, it must also be proven that if the pathology report had not been misread, a more favorable outcome to the patient would have resulted.
Physicians and medical professionals should be properly trained to read these reports and issue a correct diagnosis. If you suspect that you or someone you know has been the victim of medical malpractice because of a pathology report was misread delaying cancer treatment, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case. There are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice cases in Michigan and if you wait too long, your case may be barred forever. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 or simply fill out the Get Help Now box to the right of this page and “Click to Submit.” Our experience attorneys will get back to you shortly.