Cancer Misdiagnosis

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The Jaklitsch Law Group: Your Trusted Partner In Pursuing Justice For Cancer Misdiagnosis Victims

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be incredibly difficult. When you discover that your doctor misdiagnosed your cancer or failed to diagnose it early on, knowing where to turn can be even more challenging. Fortunately, a cancer misdiagnosis lawyer can help give you peace of mind by pursuing justice while you attend to your health.  

The Jaklitsch Law Group tirelessly represents medical malpractice victims throughout Maryland. We are not afraid to go up against big-time doctors, hospitals, or faceless medical malpractice insurance providers. We understand what is at stake and are here to serve as your champion and guide through this process. 

What Are The Consequences Of Cancer Misdiagnosis?

Because of how variable cancer can be, it is imperative for doctors to identify and diagnose any type of cancer as early as possible. Doing so enables the patient to prepare for the next steps and take the appropriate action after weighing their options. When doctors fail to properly diagnose cancer, it unfairly deprives the patient of this right. Further, if cancer progresses rapidly, it can quickly take someone’s life without allowing them to prepare themselves or their loved ones for this.

A breast cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can be particularly harmful. A breast cancer misdiagnosis can allow the cancerous cells to metastasize and impact other vital systems. As the American Cancer Society reports, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women, although the rate of breast cancer deaths has decreased by 43% from 1989 to 2020. The American Cancer Society attributes this decrease to early detection. For that reason, when doctors fail to diagnose breast cancer or misdiagnose it as a benign incident, they undermine these odds, causing patients to suffer or die unnecessarily.

How Do You Prove A Cancer Misdiagnosis Occurred?

To prove a cancer misdiagnosis occurred, you must meet the elements contained in the Maryland medical malpractice law. Under this law, cancer misdiagnosis victims must show that their doctor’s standard of care fell below that of similarly situated doctors and that the standard of care led to the injuries experienced by the victims. For example, the victim can show that the doctor should have performed or ordered certain tests when the victim started showing signs but failed to do so.

The victim must also establish a causal connection between the doctor’s failure to diagnose and their current condition. For example, they must show that had the doctor acted when they should have done so, the victim was likely to have experienced a better outcome. For instance, the victim may have been able to have surgery or begin treatment sooner, resulting in a better prognosis.

A cancer misdiagnosis lawyer can help victims prepare their cases against negligent healthcare providers. An experienced attorney is familiar with Maryland’s special rules about bringing lawsuits against healthcare providers, such as requiring a medical expert to verify the claim.

What Compensation Can I Get For A Delayed Diagnosis?

Medical malpractice victims may be eligible to receive noneconomic damages and economic compensation for the losses they experienced because of the healthcare provider’s negligence. While a cancer diagnosis will have some inevitable costs, no matter when it the cancer is detected, a delayed cancer diagnosis can result in many unnecessary costs. These may include surgery that could have been avoided, more aggressive or costly treatment, and more time away from work. Economic damages compensate victims for these unanticipated financial costs and those they reasonably anticipate incurring in the future.
Noneconomic damages compensate you for the psychological, physical, and social hardships of the delayed cancer diagnosis. A common type of noneconomic compensation is pain and suffering.
If your loved one dies because of a delayed cancer diagnosis, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Surviving family members may be receive compensation for mental anguish, loss of society, and other damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.

What Is The Average Payout For Cancer Misdiagnosis?

Because every situation differs, there is no set average settlement for cancer misdiagnosis. The compensation the victim or their loved ones receives depends on the facts surrounding the misdiagnosis, the type of cancer, the victim’s likelihood of surviving, the cost of the treatment, and other such factors. Further, the impact of cancer and the misdiagnosis on the person’s overall quality of life and their ability to continue working also affects the potential settlement.
Victims can maximize their chances of receiving a fair settlement by hiring a skilled cancer misdiagnosis attorney to help them prepare and argue their case. Maryland has nuanced laws surrounding bringing a claim, and a misstep can delay the matter or prevent the victim from ever filing a claim. A lawyer can help you overcome these obstacles, clearing the way for justice.

How Can A Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney Help Me Bring A Medical Malpractice Claim?

Discovering that your doctor misdiagnosed or failed to diagnose your cancer can be devastating. Patients should not have to undergo the shock and discomfort of learning they have cancer or that their cancer has progressed and their doctor did not tell them. Cancer often requires immediate action to address it, and it is hard to take care of your urgent medical needs while also handling legal matters.
Fortunately, with a cancer misdiagnosis lawyer, you do not have to. The attorney takes care of the legal aspect of the case. They will make phone calls, send legal correspondence, and negotiate with involved parties on your behalf, giving you vital space to take care of your health. Further, the attorney serves as your advocate, fighting for your best interests at every turn to help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

The Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys At The Jaklitsch Law Group Can Help

Discovering that your doctor misdiagnosed or failed to diagnose your cancer can be frustrating and create seemingly impossible hurdles for you to overcome. But help is here.
Our team has tried over 2,000 cases and recovered over $210 million on behalf of injury victims throughout Maryland. Our award-winning attorneys are unafraid to go the distance for our clients.
If you are the victim of a cancer misdiagnosis, call us at 866-586-6079 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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