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Misread Pathology Report Delays Cancer Treatment

At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys are experienced in handling claims involving the delay of cancer treatment to a patient due to a misread pathology report.  These types of lawsuits are very complex and require the expertise and knowledge of an experienced and qualified attorney.

A pathology report is a document that contains the diagnosis of a patient determined by examining cells and tissues under a microscope.  The report is usually created after a biopsy or surgery and includes information about the patient, a description of how cells look under the microscope and a diagnosis for a patient.  The requesting physician is required to read the report and make proper recommendation.

Physicians and medical professionals should be properly trained to read these reports and issue a correct diagnosis. Patients expect doctors to properly read these pathology reports so that they are diagnosed correctly or in time so that the proper treatment may be implemented.  Misread pathology reports or failure to properly read a pathology report can lead to a delay in cancer diagnosis, and therefore delay in treatment. Delay in treatment to a patient who has cancer can be a harmful and sometimes a deadly combination. Early detection and diagnosis often times is key in battling this disease so that treatment is implemented as soon as possible.

When a patient’s pathology report is misread and there is a delay in cancer treatment, the patient can often file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the negligent medical provider.  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.

Several types of cancers can be diagnosed with pathology reports.  Some of the most common delay in cancer treatments due to misread reports includes:

  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Salivary-gland Cancers

If you or your loved one had a delay in cancer treatment due to a misread pathology report, you should contact our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers today to discuss your case. Patients who suffer serious harm due to the failure to properly read a pathology report can pursue a case against the negligent medical professional. In cases involving death, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Call today at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. attorneys.  We will represent you in your medical malpractice claim under our No Win No Fee Promise. This means that there are no legal fees whatsoever until we win or settle your case. Call now for your free, no obligation consultation!