Baltimore Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer
The American Cancer Society estimates that doctors diagnosed approximately 1.9 million new cases of cancer of all types in 2022.
While cancers vary from one another in many ways, they share something in common. For any cancer, the sooner you begin treatment, the better your outlook is. When you delay diagnosis and treatment, you lower your chance of surviving cancer.
You depend on your doctor to listen to your health complaints, order appropriate tests, and promptly diagnose you with illnesses like cancer. When your doctor fails to do this, you are the one who suffers the consequences.
While a legal suit against your doctor may not change the outcome of your illness, it can help you and your family recover much-needed compensation.
The Joel Bieber Firm’s team of Baltimore cancer misdiagnosis lawyer will treat your case with compassion and professionalism. We will fight to assert your rights to financial compensation.
Why Cancer Misdiagnoses Happen
No Baltimore doctor, regardless of education or background, makes the right call 100 percent of the time. When confronted with symptoms and test results that could indicate a variety of potential causes, a doctor will sometimes make a reasonable but inaccurate diagnosis.
This is not what happens in an actionable claim of cancer misdiagnosis, though. Your doctor may be subject to legal liability for misdiagnosing your cancer for any of the following reasons:
- Failing to order appropriate tests in light of your symptoms and complaints
- Incorrectly reviewing test results and your medical file
- Not ordering relevant and helpful follow-up tests when unsure of their initial diagnosis
- Failing to monitor a course of treatment they order to ensure it is working
Your doctor’s legal responsibility extends to situations where the doctor diagnoses your cancer as some other medical condition. It also includes when your doctor misdiagnoses the type of cancer you have.
Finally, this responsibility also covers when they fail to make a timely, accurate cancer diagnosis.
Compensation Available for Cancer Misdiagnosis
Your Baltimore cancer misdiagnosis lawyer from The Joel Bieber Firm will review your case and determine the compensation you can pursue. This can include compensation to address:
- Additional medical expenses you incur to get a correct diagnosis and treat your cancer
- Wages you don’t earn because you miss work because of your cancer
- Emotional and mental suffering due to your misdiagnosis
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost chance of survival, if your cancer progressed to a stage where it is less treatable due to your misdiagnosis
While none of this compensation can undo the physical and mental injuries an unnecessary and negligent misdiagnosis brings, it can help guarantee that you and your family will not be in a worse financial position because of a misdiagnosis.
When to Call Your Baltimore Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer
When you learn you have been diagnosed with cancer and you have questions about the timing of the diagnosis, it is time to call The Joel Bieber Firm for outside perspective and assistance.
Our personal injury attorneys can determine whether your doctor’s actions were reasonable or whether your doctor failed to give adequate care and attention to your situation.
The Joel Bieber Firm dedicates itself to helping injured and vulnerable individuals and their families whose lives are upended by a doctor’s or other professional’s carelessness.
Let us help you as well. Contact The Joel Bieber Firm for a free consultation today.
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