Fremont Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer
While being told that you have cancer can be devastating, learning that you have an advanced stage of cancer which could have been more easily treated in its early stages may be even worse. Doctors have many tools available to them for the purpose of early detection of cancerous cells, and if these tools are utilized improperly or not at all, your condition may deteriorate rapidly before you even know they have it.
Cancer misdiagnosis often leads to a lack of treatment, which can worsen an already grave situation. If a physician misdiagnoses your cancer, contact a Fremont cancer misdiagnosis lawyer for help in pursuing any claim that you might have. A compassionate medical malpractice attorney from Inkelaar Law could provide the support and guidance that you need.
How Cancer Misdiagnosis Occurs
Even before symptoms of cancer manifest, a healthcare provider may be able to detect it with screening tests. In particular, breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colon cancer are often readily detectable by screening tests such as mammograms and pap smears.
It should be noted that healthcare providers may not conduct these screenings if they do not recognize that an individual is at a higher risk of developing certain cancers. This could occur due to genetic or lifestyle markers.
Failure to provide screenings when other doctors would have conducted them may support a finding that the physician failed to provide the level of care that that patient should have received. If a screening or biopsy is ordered but the results are misread, this conduct may also support a finding of negligence. An Inkelaar Law cancer misdiagnosis lawyer in Fremont can provide further guidance regarding the type of evidence that may support this claim.
How a Patient May Proceed if Cancer Misdiagnosis Occurs
Nebraska Revised Statutes §44-2828 provides that a medical malpractice claim must be filed within two years of the incident. This statute of limitations applies to both claims of injury and claims for a wrongful death case.
There is an exception in cases where the basis for the cause of action could not have been discovered in time to meet the two-year deadline. In such a case, you would have a one-year period from the date of discovery in which to file your claim.
In either situation, if you do not file within ten years of the incident, you would not be able to recover damages in court no matter the circumstances. A qualified attorney from our Inkelaar Law team in Fremont could assist with proper pleading and filing of your cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit.
Consult with a Fremont Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney Immediately
Cancer misdiagnosis cases are typically complex—medical records, expert opinions, and economic data must be analyzed and submitted accurately to the court in a timely manner. Even if a health care provider’s error was purely negligent and was in no way intentional, the harm that they caused may be compensable.
If you have to undergo costly and aggressive treatments because a health care provider failed to correctly diagnose your cancer in accordance with the standard of care, you may be entitled to recover for medical bills, lost wages, and noneconomic damages. Consultation with a Fremont cancer misdiagnosis lawyer may help to preserve your rights, so call Inkelaar Law today to get started on your case.