Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. The statistics are startling. According to the National Cancer Institute, one out of every two people will be diagnosed with some type of cancer during their lifetime.
The good news is that advances in modern medicine have made most forms of cancer treatable if caught soon enough. However, most cancers must be detected at an early stage. Many cancers are fast growing, and the critical window for catching the early stages is often narrow. Early detection and diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death.
Why the Detectable Goes Undetected?
Unfortunately, doctors and medical providers sometimes fail to detect the early signs and symptoms of cancer. When this happens, families wonder how a trained medical professional could have missed the seemingly obvious signs of such a devastating diagnosis.
The reality is that that delayed and missed cancer diagnoses happen far more often than you think. Common reasons for delayed cancer diagnosis include:
- Inattentive doctors and nurses;
- Understaffed and over-worked medical providers;
- Poorly trained doctors and nurses;
- Failure to deliver test results;
- Failure of the doctors to read test results;
- Failure of pathologist, radiologist and other professionals who test for cancer to properly diagnosis.
Commonly Overlooked Cancers
We handle cases involving all types of delayed and misdiagnosed cancers, including:
- Colon and Rectal cancer
- Breast cancer
- Skin cancer (melanomas)
- Prostate cancer
- Lung cancer
- Kidney (renal) cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Uterine cancer
We help people who have been injured by failure to diagnosis cancer medical malpractice. We offer a free consultation so that you may discuss your concerns with an experienced attorney. Contact us online or call our St. Louis office at 314-862-6865 to schedule your free initial consultation. When you meet with us, ask about:
- Evening and weekend appointments
- Home and hospital visits
- No attorneys fees unless you collect