A cancer misdiagnosis attorney represents individuals whose cancer or other medical condition was misdiagnosed. At The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock, A.P.C., we handle cases such as:
- the cancer is undiagnosed (failing to detect and identify the cancer) — either until it’s too late or never
- the cancer is incorrectly diagnosed (labeled) as something other than what it is, and the patient undergoes the “wrong” treatment
- a patient who does not have cancer receives a diagnosis of cancer (and is treated mistakenly for cancer)
All three of these scenarios may be instances of medical malpractice by a doctor or other health care provider.
When an individual doesn’t receive the appropriate treatment because of a cancer misdiagnosis (whether incorrectly diagnosed cancer or undiagnosed cancer), the consequences may be devastating.
Cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits are brought by attorneys on behalf of the patient and/or family members who have lost their loved one due to a cancer misdiagnosis. If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of a cancer misdiagnosis, contact a San Diego medical malpractice lawyer by contacting Melinda Helbock today.
Commonly Misdiagnosed Cancers
Cancer is the most commonly misdiagnosed of all the myriad diseases to which humans are vulnerable, and among the 150 or so types of cancer, the most commonly misdiagnosed cancers are:
- breast cancer
- brain cancer
- colon cancer
- cervical cancer
- lung cancer
- ovarian cancer
- prostate cancer
- renal cancer
- testicular cancer
In many cases, the failure to identify the cancer is a fatal mistake, or act of negligence. The person(s) responsible for the negligence may be a doctor who is treating a patient and/or one of the following:
- imaging (e.g., x-ray, MRI, CT scan) technicians or manufacturers
- laboratory technicians
- an entire medical facility’s system
Contact a San Diego Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer
The consequences of a cancer misdiagnosis can ruin one’s health and may be fatal. Failing to receive the appropriate treatment can cause serious problems for the patient and can cause the cancer to advance to an untreatable stage. If you or someone you love received a wrong diagnosis, you should talk to an attorney about pursuing compensation for your suffering. To schedule a free case review with a San Diego medical malpractice attorney, contact The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock, A.P.C. today.