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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits and Cancer: Taking Matters Seriously

By Sean Burke on October 21, 2016

A gavel and a stethoscopeThe people of Orange County need strong legal representation in medical malpractice lawsuits. The complexities of medical negligence lawsuits can be challenging to handle without a skilled legal professional. That is where our legal team comes into play. By speaking with our attorneys and working with us, we can help you through the most trying of times.

Lawsuits that involve cancer can be particularly difficult. Emotions run high, stress can be crippling, and these are, frankly, matters of life and death. Let's consider lawsuits involving cancer right now.

Cancer Mistakes Must Be Taken Seriously

Whenever there's a medical error that involves cancer, it's of the utmost importance that these matters be taken seriously. Issues with cancer diagnosis or cancer treatment can mean the difference between life and death. For these reasons, it's important to consider legal representation, whether you were the victim of medical negligence or a loved one has suffered due to poor medical care.

The Dangers of Misdiagnosis or Delayed Cancer Diagnosis

When a doctor fails to diagnose cancer, the repercussions can be dire. For one, diagnosing cancer too late may mean that proper treatment can no longer be rendered. Cancer that could have been successfully treated early may now prove fatal. Even if the cancer is not fatal, the condition may necessitate the loss of an organ or major invasive therapies that were simply not necessary.

Doctors need to be attentive to the needs of their patients, and they should similarly be able to interpret x-rays, blood work, and various kinds of scans that might reveal abnormal growths and cancerous cells. It is simply inexcusable when doctors fail at this.

Errors in Cancer Treatment Cannot be Tolerated

In addition to errors in diagnosis, it's possible for doctors to fail in treating cancer. For instance, not being aggressive enough with cancer treatment at the beginning could mean the cancer is not contained and spreads. Mistakes during surgery can lead to serious medical health issues and life-threatening complications.

There may also be an issue with monitoring the cancer. In the post-op phase, a doctor may miss a remaining cancerous growth, necessitating additional care. Doctors must be attentive in all phases of treatment, from the diagnostic phase through the follow-up care for cancer treatments.

The Loss of a Loved One from Medical Mistakes

Since we're dealing with a potentially fatal condition, it is possible to lose loved one as a result of a doctor's mistakes. In these cases, the loss of a loved one is especially tragic since the death was potentially preventable. The doctors and other medical professionals responsible for the errors should be held accountable for the loss of your loved one.

How Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help

Medical malpractice lawsuits can be quite complicated. Sometimes the laws on the books are not so straightforward, and the stress associated with these kinds of cases can be immense. By working with an attorney, you will have someone to help sort through the difficult legal jargon and make sense of your legal options. This will offer you peace of mind, freeing up the time and energy you need to fight cancer, recover from treatment, support a loved one in this fight, or grieve over the loss of someone close to you.

Contact Our Team of Attorneys

For more information about your legal rights and options when it comes to misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or poor treatment of cancer and other potentially terminal diseases, contact our personal injury law firm today. We at the Law Offices of Sean M. Burke will fight diligently for you every step of the way.

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