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
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
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
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