Failure To Diagnose Cancer
As Syracuse failure to diagnose cancer lawyers, the Bottar Law, PLLC legal team knows that cancer misdiagnosis is one of the most common types of medical malpractice. As a consequence of cancer misdiagnosis, time passes without appropriate treatment and, with the passage of time, cancer grows. As undiagnosed cancer advances, the chances of remission decrease and the risks of wrongful death increase.
Cancer progression is staged by size, number and location of tumors:
- Stage 0: Cancer in situ (early cancer found only in the layer of cells where it formed)
- Stage I, II and III: Higher number means more advanced disease, a larger tumor, more tumors, and/or spread to lymph nodes.
- Stage IV: Spread of cancer to another organ, also known as metastatic cancer.
- Failure to diagnose breast cancer:
- Failure to diagnose prostate cancer;
- Failure to diagnose colon cancer;
- Failure to diagnose uterine cancer;
- Failure to diagnose cervical cancer;
- Failure to diagnose lung cancer; and
- Failure to diagnose skin cancer.