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Cancer Misdiagnosis

Maryland Injury Lawyer for Cancer Misdiagnosis

Helping Clients After a Late or Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Causes Injury

Cancer has become so widespread in the United States, that even those who have not had cancer likely know someone who has. Most Maryland residents know, therefore, that the stage at which your cancer is detected can make a world of difference and earlier diagnosis makes the chance of recovery much higher.

Unfortunately, cancer misdiagnosis can occur due to medical negligence. This failure to diagnose cancer can have horrible consequences: the cancer is left to progress, metastasize, and even become untreatable. Doctors, their offices, and hospitals who negligently misdiagnose patients can be held accountable for their malpractice, and the institutions that protect them can be held responsible for any attempted coverups.

If you or someone you love has been harmed by cancer misdiagnosis, you may be able to sue for compensation. At Alpert Schreyer, LLC, we fight for cancer patients and their loved ones. We fully understand how devastating late-stage cancer can be, which is why we do everything in our power to make sure our clients get answers. We will put our over 30 years of experience to work to maximize your compensation.

Learn more about your rights after cancer misdiagnosis—call (301) 812-4777 or send us a message online to schedule a free consultation.

When Can You Sue for Cancer Misdiagnosis?

If the doctor, physician, or other health care professional negligently acted against medical standards, leading to injury, then you can sue them for compensation. Should these negligent actions result in patient death, that patient’s loved ones may file suit.

Under law, medical providers have a duty of care to their patients. Acting against medical standards is considered malpractice because it is a breach of this duty. This is because doctors and medical professionals are trained to know when they should order certain screenings, lab tests, radiology studies, or when they should refer a patient to a more qualified specialist.

How Does Cancer Misdiagnosis Happen?

Cancer misdiagnosis can happen for a number of reasons. That’s why it is important to remember that an unwanted outcome does not always mean a doctor committed malpractice. Sometimes, the worst-case scenario happens and no one is to blame. At Alpert Schreyer, LLC, our attorneys are trained to review your case and medical records to identify if medical negligence caused your injuries and you have a right to sue. Our attorneys have extensive experience finding medical malpractice and developing legal strategies to help you maximize your recovery.

Common examples of medical negligence that may lead to cancer misdiagnosis include:

  • Failing to identify and address symptoms of cancer
  • Failing to order lab tests, X-rays, radiology images, or other necessary screenings to detect cancer
  • Failing to refer a patient to a specialist, meaning a qualified medical provider who could run the correct tests, provide a second opinion, and give an accurate diagnosis
  • Failing to inform a patient of their treatment options, side effects, and potential complications

If you’re unsure whether you, or someone you know, have been a victim of medical malpractice, contact Alpert Schreyer, LLC, where we help those harmed find clarity about their circumstances and get the compensation they deserve.

Recovering Compensation After a Doctor’s Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Cancer misdiagnosis can cause a patient and their loved ones to incur a variety of damages, such as:

  • Medication costs
  • Treatment costs, such as for chemotherapy
  • Hospital stays, ER visits, and doctor’s appointments
  • Loss of wages, benefits, and earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering, such as physical pain or emotional distress
  • Loss of love and society, affection, companionship, or consortium
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Our Maryland injury lawyers at Alpert Schreyer, LLC can help you determine the value of your case. In a free consultation, we can also discuss whether a civil lawsuit is the right course of action for you.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Maryland Injury Attorney

Our attorney team has over 30 years of experience in protecting the rights of injured cancer patients. No matter which cancer a doctor failed to diagnose—lymphoma, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, leukemia, etc.—we will work to get you full and fair compensation. We have recovered millions of dollars for those harmed by negligent parties, large and small. Whether you are taking on a single doctor or a powerful medical institution, let us fight for you.

Contact us online today for a free consultation with a Maryland injury lawyer. We accept cases in Maryland and Washington DC—and there are no fees unless we win!

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