A diagnosis of cancer is frightening to hear and life changing.
However, what may be more upsetting is to learn your diagnosis of perfect health was given to you in error by your physician.
There are a number of different reasons why your cancer was misdiagnosed.
However, those reasons offer very little comfort.
The most dangerous aspect of a cancer misdiagnosis is the fact that when it comes to treatment and a cancer cure, time is of the essence.
The earlier cancer is detected and treated, the better the odds are for survival.
Every day a person unknowingly lives with cancer is one day that those odds are being lowered. For the patient who has taken the time to visit their doctor and have regular check ups, a misdiagnosis is simply unacceptable.
There are several reasons why health care professionals may misdiagnose cancer.
Tumors may be either benign (harmless) or malignant (cancerous). It is possible for a doctor to make a mistake and state that a tumor is benign when it is indeed malignant.
A biopsy result of benign could be in error.
Whatever the cause, if you have been misdiagnosed with cancer, you must speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can assist you in getting the compensation that you deserve.