Doctors and other medical professionals have a duty to provide a reasonable standard of care to patients. Part of this duty includes correctly diagnosing illnesses and conditions within a reasonable length of time. A delayed diagnosis can prove devastating, as early detection and treatment is key in overcoming many diseases. When doctors are negligent in diagnosing an illness or disease—either by failing to diagnose or misdiagnosing a condition—patients and their families may be able to take legal action to recover compensation for their damages.
To learn more, contact the delayed diagnosis lawyers at Grewal Law PLLC for a free consultation. Call us at (888) 211-5798.
Delayed Cancer Diagnosis
A delayed cancer diagnosis can be tragic because early detection of cancer often is the difference between life and death. Victims of breast cancer have a 95% survival rate when the disease is detected in its earliest stage. When breast cancer reaches Stage 4 undetected, the chances of survival is only 7%.
Unfortunately, doctors sometimes ignore symptoms and miss or greatly delay a cancer diagnosis and treatment. When a doctor fails to accurately read or interpret X-rays or blood tests, he or she can be held legally responsible for the injuries or wrongful deaths that result from their medical malpractice.
Proving Negligence in Delayed Diagnosis & Misdiagnosis Cases
In order to pursue a claim involving delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis, you must first show that a doctor acted negligently. You must prove that, had the illness or disease been correctly diagnosed at an earlier stage, your resulting injuries/complications or the death of your loved one would not have occurred.
This can be very difficult to prove. Even competent doctors can make mistakes. In order to hold a doctor liable for his or her mistake, you must show that he or she did not act in a competent manner. It is crucial that you have an experienced medical malpractice attorney on your side, as the law can be incredibly complex. Navigating the legal system on your own can be nearly impossible.
At Grewal Law PLLC, we have more than a century of combined legal experience. Our delayed diagnosis attorneys in Michigan can answer your questions and fight to protect your right to fair compensation. We offer compassionate, personalized legal counsel and aggressive advocacy throughout each stage of the legal process.
Reach out to our team by calling (888) 211-5798 and requesting a free initial consultation.