FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE CANCER OR CANCER MISDIAGNOSIS

Medical Negligence Action

Failure to diagnose cancer in a patient or cancer sufferer, or in some cases, where cancer is diagnosed when the patient is not suffering from cancer, and where harm is caused to the patient as a result, can be the basis for a medical negligence action.

Failure to diagnose cancer or incorrect diagnosis can create a situation where the cancer sufferer goes untreated as a result.

This may have caused the patient a very serious problem as it removes the benefit of early diagnosis and the relevant type of early diagnosis treatment. It can also result in the type of treatment needed once proper diagnosis is achieved being a lot more physically severe, and sometimes resulting in very serious or terminal illness or reduced life expectancy.

Many Doctors assess cancer in stages. Sometimes a delay in proper or full diagnosis may allow the cancer to progress to the next stage when sufficient treatment may have prevented its progress.

The time limits in medical negligence claims can be extremely prohibitive, and your legal claim must be commenced within two years from when the incident occurred or when you first became aware or had knowledge, that you have suffered an injury. It is very advisable to get the advice that you need as soon as you become aware of a medical difficulty or injury as a result of medical or surgical treatment or a medical or surgical procedure.

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