Columbia Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney
Pursuing Just Compensation with Attorney James R. Snell
Fighting cancer is similar to fighting a fire. The earlier you get started,
the better will be your chances of success; but if it gets out of control,
it can be difficult or even possible to stop. Early diagnosis of cancer
is absolutely crucial to successfully treating the condition. When the
illness is spotted early, it can often be effectively treated, but failure
to recognize the signs may allow the cancer to metastasize and reach the
point of becoming terminal.
If you believe that your doctor should have made an earlier diagnosis of
your cancer, then we invite you to
contact us at the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC to discuss the possibility
of filing a
medical malpractice claim to recover monetary damages.
Do I Have a Claim?
It is possible to file a malpractice claim for failure to diagnose cancer
in a variety of situations. For example, if the doctor failed to recognize
signs of cancer when you complained of certain symptoms, this may serve
as grounds for a claim of medical negligence. Similarly, the doctor may
have failed to refer you to a specialist who could have made a diagnosis,
or to order appropriate testing to determine whether you did have any
form of cancer. There are also cases of doctors misinterpreting test results.
Cancer is among the leading causes of death in the United States, and
doctors should be expected to take every possible precaution to screen
their patients and ensure that the illness is treated without delay.
Obtaining Compensation for a Misdiagnosis in Columbia
Whether you are claiming damages for a failure to diagnose your own cancer
or for the
wrongful death of a loved one, you have a right to claim full financial compensation
for all the losses you incurred as a result of your doctor's negligence.
This can include all your expenses for any medical treatment that became
necessary as a result of the failure to diagnose, as well as for lost
income and pain and suffering.
Cancer misdiagnosis cases sometimes also include damages for "anticipatory
grief," which refers to the emotional distress suffered as a result
of realizing that one will soon die as a result of the cancer. To review
your unique case and learn how much you could be entitled to receive in
a settlement or verdict,
contact a Columbia personal injury lawyer at our office now.