Washington Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyers
Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells; this growth can occur in any type of body tissue. To be classified as cancer, this growth must be malignant, or harmful, to the tissue in which it is growing. But cancer is not just one disease; there are over one hundred identified types of cancer, and each of these individual types develops in a similar way.
Each type of cancer is identified, by the initial type of cell that is metastasizing, or rapidly spreading. Cancer that started in one type of tissue can spread to other tissues in the body but still be classified by the initial cell type.
Because of the rapidity with which these cells can grow, timing is crucial to proper treatment of cancer. If a doctor does not properly diagnose cancerous formations, the outcome can be fatal. Contact the Washington cancer misdiagnosis attorneys of Fuller & Fuller at 800-570-4878 for a consultation about your legal options.
The Dangers of Failure to Diagnose
Many cancers can result in dramatic changes to your health and quality of life. As a result it is imperative that it be diagnosed in a timely manner. With significant research and education on the subject, oncologists are becoming increasingly able to effectively treat various kinds of cancer if they are properly and quickly diagnosed. But what if your cancer is not diagnosed quickly enough? If you feel that your doctor’s failure to promptly diagnose your condition has negatively impacted your quality of life and health, you may have a delayed diagnosis case.
Cancer can occur in several different forms, but recognizing and diagnosing the proper type of cancer is crucial to its proper treatment. An improper treatment is not only a waste of precious time and resources, but it could be putting you at far greater risk than is necessary. All instances of medical malpractice can have serious consequences and should not be taken lightly. If you feel that a doctor’s improper diagnosis has been a costly or harmful error, you may have a case on the grounds of failure to diagnose.
Like the numerous types of cancer, there are numerous approaches to treating cancer. The most common are chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. This list is far from extensive but it is important for you to know your options, both for treatment and for the legal implications of each of these treatments. Many of these treatments can be costly and intensive. If you need more information on your rights as a patient, please contact the Washington cancer misdiagnosis attorneys of Fuller & Fuller at 800-570-4878 for a consultation about your legal options.
If you or someone that you love may have been the victim of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer, the implications are serious for all parties involved. You need an experienced legal advisor who can answer your questions. Contact the Washington cancer misdiagnosis attorneys of Fuller & Fuller at 800-570-4878 for a consultation about your legal options.