Failing to diagnose cancer could be a life or death mistake by a healthcare provider. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and most of us know that the quicker that cancer treatment is started, the more likely that treatment is to be successful. Delays in treating cancer can allow this deadly disease to grow stronger by spreading to other parts of the body and becoming irreversible. If you or a loved one may have had a delay in cancer diagnosis, ask our Oregon failure to diagnose cancer lawyers to learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation if a healthcare provider allowed any type of cancer to grow and become more devastating—or fatal.
There are many reasons why a healthcare provider may fail to provide the requisite skill and knowledge required to treat a patient suffering from cancer. Some of the most common reasons which could be due to Oregon medical malpractice and allow a victim to recover compensation include the following:
Types of Cancer That are Commonly Not Diagnosed Correctly
There are many different types of cancer and any type of cancer could be misdiagnosed. Generally, the more rare types of cancer are the most commonly misdiagnosed types. The failure to diagnose cancer is most common in the following types:
Proving a Failure to Diagnose Cancer
Victims who may have had their cancer misdiagnosed or not diagnosed in time should call our Oregon failure to diagnose cancer lawyers. This is because all Oregon medical malpractice cases are tricky and more difficult than a regular personal injury action. Like also all medical malpractice cases, an expert witness is needed to determine whether the treating healthcare provider failed to act within the standard of care required to be provided to patients. The standard of care is the level of care and treatment that a reasonably prudent physician would provide in similar circumstances to a patient.
This means that a healthcare provider must provide care and treatment that is custom and reasonably expected by a patient. A provider who fails to diagnose cancer may only be liable if other physicians would also have failed to diagnose the cancer, such as an extremely rare cancer or a very difficult case. But if a healthcare provider fails to diagnose cancer that other physicians would have identified and treated in a timely and proper fashion, that failure to diagnose may be Oregon medical malpractice and allow a victim and his or her family to recover damages.
What are Damages in an Oregon Failure to Diagnose Cancer Case
Under Oregon law, “damages” are the relief that a party may obtain in a lawsuit. In personal injury actions, such as medical malpractice cases, damages are typically monetary compensation. There are many different types of monetary damages which could be caused by a failure to diagnose cancer and recovered by a victim, including the following:
Bend/Portland Oregon Failure to Diagnose Cancer Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice contact the Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form. We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.
We handle cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton, and Hillsboro.
We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take medical malpractice cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.
Please act quickly, there is a limited time (Statute of Limitations) in which you can bring a claim under the law.