Our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys represent cancer patients and their families in lawsuits involving the misdiagnosis of cancer cases. These medical mistakes cause catastrophic and often deadly injuries to the patient. Many times, the disease could have been treated with a promising result if the medical provider would have provided proper care and ordered required medical tests.
Common Types of Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawsuits
The failure to diagnose cancer in a timely manner prevents necessary treatment from beginning in all types of cancer, including:
- Breast Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Oral & Tongue Cancer
Common Examples of Michigan Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawsuits
Medical mistakes that lead to a misdiagnosis of cancer include:
- Failing to perform simple and routine tests, such as blood test and radiology studies
- Failing to properly document the results of a test, such as failing to document changes indicative of breast cancer following a mammogram;
- Failing to properly communicate abnormal lab tests to the patient
- Failing to refer the patient to a specialist for further evaluation
- Misread biopsies, ultrasounds, and other studies
Many times, the patient and family are initially relieved to find out that there was no cancer found on a study or biopsy. It is only later that they learn there was a medical negligence in the diagnosis of the condition. By the time a proper diagnosis was made, the disease has already progressed to a point where medical treatment can no longer contain the cancer.
Filing a Failure to Michigan Diagnose Cancer Lawsuit
There are several factors to look at when deciding whether to file a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit. To win this type of medical malpractice lawsuit, you must establish:
- The medical provider was negligent in making a proper diagnosis of cancer
- If there was a timely diagnosis of cancer, treatment could have been initiated for the patient
- If treatment had been started, the outcome of the disease process would have been different
As you can see, the fact that there was a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer alone does not guarantee a successful lawsuit. You must also show that proper treatment would have changed the medical prognosis of the patient. With certain types of aggressive cancers, the outcome may have been the same even if treatment had been started earlier.
Our law firm will get all of your medical records, radiology studies, and pathology slides and have them reviewed by the top cancer experts in the United States. If these physicians provide opinions that there was negligence in your medical care and that your outcome would have been better with prompt treatment, we will file a lawsuit for you.
Types of Compensation In a Michigan Cancer Misdiagnosis Malpractice Lawsuit
There are several different types of compensation allowed under Michigan law to patients and their family members in a cancer medical malpractice lawsuit. Settlements and jury verdicts provide for compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, lost wages, and medical expenses. In cases involving death from failing to diagnose cancer, the surviving family members can file a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit. These cases often result in substantial settlements for the family.
Free Michigan Medical Malpractice Guide
If you would like more information about your rights in a Michigan medical malpractice case, you can order our FREE book "The Ultimate Michigan Medical Malpractice Handbook" written by attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire. The book provides you with valuable information, including which cases qualify for a medical malpractice lawsuit in Michigan, and how to get started on your case.
Our No Fee Promise on Michigan Cancer Misdiagnosis Cases
You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
- No money to get started
- We pay all case costs and expenses
- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
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Start Your Michigan Cancer Misdiagnosis Claim
Our great team of Michigan cancer lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (800) 606-1717 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit claims.