Scottsdale Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer Lawyers
Early detection and treatment of cancer can significantly improve a cancer patient's prognosis. However, a doctor's failure to diagnose cancer or a delayed diagnosis of cancer can mean valuable treatment opportunities are missed. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 562,340 people lost their battles with cancer in 2009.
If you believe a loved one endured unnecessary suffering or died as a result of a doctor's failure to diagnose and treat cancer, it is important to talk with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. The Phoenix, Arizona, personal injury and wrongful death law firm of Knapp & Roberts is here to help your family through this difficult time.
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Contact our Phoenix malpractice lawyers online or call 480-991-7677 (toll free 800-541-4477) for a free consultation.
When Cancer Is Misdiagnosed
We hold medical professionals accountable for negligence that leads to a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer such as:
- Failure to respond to a patient's complaints
- Failure to consider a patient's family health history
- Failure to request adequate tests
- Misinterpretation of test results
- Failure to refer to a specialist
- Misdiagnosis of a tumor as a cyst or other abnormality
- Other medical negligence
Our medical malpractice law firm represents individuals who are suffering the painful effects of skin cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, testicular cancer, sarcoma and other cancers. We also provide dedicated legal counsel to families that have lost a loved one to cancer.
A cancer diagnosis is emotionally painful, regardless of the stage or prognosis. Some cancers may go unnoticed simply because symptoms did not surface until the condition had progressed to advanced stages. Other cancers attack so aggressively that treatment is ineffective. However, if doctors should have been capable of diagnosing cancer sooner, and an earlier diagnosis would have made a difference in the prognosis or treatment, we have the experience, legal knowledge and trial skills to prove it.
Cancer Misdiagnosis: Additional Information
- Failure to diagnose breast cancer
- Failure to diagnose prostate cancer
- Failure to diagnose skin cancer
- Failure to diagnose cervical cancer
- Failure to diagnose colon cancer
- Failure to diagnose mouth or throat cancer
For more general information, see our Medical Malpractice Information Center.
Contact a Scottsdale Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer Attorney
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