- June 10, 2023
- In medical Malpractice
If you are one of the more than 12 million Americans who have been affected by a diagnostic error this year, it is important that you understand the stakes of your situation. It has been widely estimated that one-third of patientsaffected by a diagnostic error suffer serious harm or death as a result of a provider’s mistake. It has also been determined that approximately one-third of patient harm cases that result in either death or permanent harm are caused by misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis challenges. In short, a cancer misdiagnosis situation could result in grave harm.
What You’re Facing
The primary challenge associated with cancer misdiagnosis is usually a delay in necessary treatment. While there are some circumstances in which patients suffer harm because of being told that they have cancer when they don’t, most patients are not told that they have cancer – or that their cancer has spread – and are ultimately denied the opportunity to aggressively pursue treatment immediately. As a result, their condition tends to worsen for as long as there is a delay in obtaining an accurate diagnosis.
The most obvious and immediately visible “costs” of a cancer misdiagnosis include either unnecessary medical costs or especially high medical costs because the alternative, less-aggressive treatments are no longer an option once someone’s condition has deteriorated. However, the “hidden” cost of misdiagnosis – because it is rarely spoken of in economic terms – is the preventable deterioration of someone’s condition caused by either unnecessary or delayed treatment.
If you’ve had a cancer misdiagnosis, you’re facing a reality in which you have suffered far more harm than you needed to because you were not accurately diagnosed when you should have been. There is no way to compensate for the broader loss of well-being you have suffered. However, a skilled attorney can help you to recover both economic and non-economic damages that will reflect as much of this reality as is possible under the law.
You Don’t Have To Face This Alone
Holding a negligent healthcare provider accountable for providing a substandard approach to care that results in harm is not an easy feat. Most healthcare providers are employed by massive facilities and networks that keep large legal teams on staff simply to push back against claims of malpractice. Thankfully, you don’t have to manage the legal side of your situation on your own.
Our dedicated legal team has extensive experience navigating medical malpractice cases, including cancer misdiagnosis claims. We understand what it takes to gather evidence, negotiate favorable settlements, and litigate cases that cannot be resolved out of court. While no ethical lawyer can promise a certain outcome in a particular case, we are proud to say that our track record of success speaks for itself. We are also proud to say that we treat our clients with the utmost care, consideration, and respect.
Seek Personalized Legal Guidance From A California Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
It isn’t always easy to know all the ways in which a cancer misdiagnosis situation will be consequential in the immediate aftermath of learning that you’ve suffered harm as a result of a healthcare provider’s negligent approach. This is just one of the reasons why it is so important to reach out to the compassionate legal team at The Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates, PC sooner rather than later.
Our firm is proud to offer risk-free legal consultations at no cost, in part because we understand that the very knowledge that someone has suffered preventable harm can be disorienting. We don’t want to charge anyone or pressure anyone simply because they are seeking answers to the basic question “Do I have an actionable case?” and perhaps to the question “Is my case strong enough and worth enough that pursuing legal action is worth my time?”
You may be feeling very overwhelmed right now, and that is understandable. Schedule a free, confidential case evaluation today by calling 949-727-9300 or contacting us online so that our team can help you sort through your legal situation and so that we can – with your permission – begin aggressively pursuing justice on your behalf. We look forward to speaking with you.
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