Earlier Detection Of Cancer Can Provide Better Outcomes
Caused by cell mutation, cancer is one of the largest causes of death in the United States. Some possible signs of cancer that may lead someone to seek medical advice are:
- Unexplained fatigue or pain
- Changes to the skin
- Bleeding or bruising without an obvious cause
- Unexplained weight loss or gain
Detection early on in the disease can dramatically increase a person’s chance of a more positive outcome from treatment.
The Need For Prompt And Accurate Screening
Early detection of many cancers, such as breast, colon, prostate or lung cancer, can only happen through timely and appropriate screening.
- A physical exam and review of medical history
- Laboratory tests of blood and urine
- Various imaging tests
These can reveal cancerous activity in cells at the early stages. The Crandall & Pera Law team of medical malpractice lawyers, registered nurses and an elite legal staff devotes itself to helping people whose lives are complicated or shortened by a doctor’s failure to correctly diagnose cancer. Through jury verdicts and aggressive settlement negotiations, we have secured millions of dollars in fair and just compensation for our clients and their families throughout Ohio and northern Kentucky.
Misdiagnosis Of Cancer Is An Ongoing Threat
If the right tests are not done, or if the physician does not read the tests properly, improper diagnosis can occur. This delays treatment and can dramatically reduce patient survival rate, especially in quick-growing cancers in the breast, colon, prostate, pancreas and lung. In addition to misdiagnosis, medical malpractice can occur when the doctor correctly diagnoses the cancer but fails to prescribe the appropriate treatment for the condition, leading to a less positive outcome and death.
No one should have to suffer needlessly; the failure to adhere to a proper standard of care must be addressed. Our team investigates clients’ claims with both expertise and empathy. We take our obligations to the legal community seriously and do not bring frivolous lawsuits. When we conclude that a client suffered because of a misdiagnosis, or because care and treatment were negligently delayed or withheld, we bring that same skill to bear in obtaining fair and just compensation for them and their families.
Helping Those Who Have Suffered Because Of A Delay Or Misdiagnosis
Crandall & Pera Law‘s team of medical malpractice attorneys and registered nurses understands how critical early detection can be in cancer treatment and how negligent misdiagnosis can have catastrophic effects on patients and their families. If you or a family member has suffered because a health care provider failed to diagnose cancer, we want to help. Please call 855-444-6651 or fill out our contact form to reserve a consultation in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Lexington or other office locations.