Misdiagnosis of Cancer
When Cancer is Not Diagnosed in Time
Cancer is one of the most alarming diseases to patients because early detection and proper treatment is paramount or cancer can be deadly. When it comes to treating it, every minute counts. Failure to diagnose cancer in a timely manner can make a dramatic impact. It can mean the difference between life and death.
At Perey Law Group, our lawyers pursue fair compensation for people who have suffered complications due to a cancer misdiagnosis. We represent people in Seattle and throughout Washington.
Determining Whether Cancer Misdiagnosis Took Place
In these cases, a thorough investigation is absolutely necessary to determine whether cancer misdiagnosis took place and who is responsible.
Sometimes, our investigation reveals that a doctor was told of the symptoms and failed to order the proper tests. In other situations, regular tests were simply skipped. For example, if a patient went in for an annual physical and the prostate exam was not conducted, a test that could have caught prostate cancer in its early stages, this is indication of medical negligence.
Sometimes, the person who holds the blame is an unseen party. Perhaps the lab technicians made an error on a pap smear that caused misdiagnosis of cervical cancer. A radiologist may have made a mistake and missed indications of breast cancer.
Forms of Cancer Misdiagnosis
Some cancers are simply more dangerous than others. Some cancers, if misdiagnosed, can grow to the point that treatment is either impossible or brings much more serious side effects. These cases can include:
- Breast cancer misdiagnosis
- Cervical cancer misdiagnosis
- Pap smear misdiagnosis
- Prostate cancer misdiagnosis
- Colon cancer misdiagnosis
Since our establishment in 1983, we have achieved a long record of historic verdicts and settlements. Our lawyers know how to obtain results in medical malpractice cases.
All Cases Handled on a Contingency Basis
You will only be asked to pay if we are successful in recovering compensation for you in your cancer misdiagnosis case.
Contact us today by calling (206) 443-7600 or filling out the form on this page to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.