For thousands of people each year, a cancer diagnosis changes their life as well as that of their family. Unfortunately, there are many patients who are initially told by doctors they do not have cancer, only to find out later on that they were misdiagnosed. Yet by the time a proper diagnosis is made, the prognosis is very poor for recovery. If this happened to you, it is possible you may be able to sue your doctor for medical malpractice.
But to do so, you’ll need to work with a personal injury lawyer from Tobler Law who specializes in such cases.
Breaching the Duty of Care within Medical Malpractice
To have a successful medical malpractice suit, you will need to prove your doctor breached their duty of care to you as a patient. In these cases, that usually means demonstrating that your doctor failed to act in a manner comparable to what another doctor possessing the same knowledge and qualifications would do if faced with the same situation. In addition, your attorney will also need to show your medical condition grew worse as a result of this duty of care breach.
Arriving at a Misdiagnosis from Medical Malpractice
Since doctors spend many years studying various diseases and learning how to properly diagnose conditions in patients, many people wonder how such mistakes can take place. In most medical malpractice lawsuits, a variety of factors come into play. Many times, doctors will fail to properly interpret test results, choose not to order specific tests that could show cancer is present, or not conduct an exam that is consistent based on the symptoms displayed by the patient. In rare instances, a doctor may be experiencing problems with drug or alcohol impairment, clouding their judgment as to how to provide proper care to their patients.
Since most medical malpractice cases are extremely complex and require large amounts of evidence and testimony, never choose to work with attorneys who know little about these cases. To gain compensation and hold the doctor who failed you responsible for his or her actions, schedule an immediate consultation with our personal injury attorneys here at Tobler Law.