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Failure To Diagnose Cancer Lawyer In Cleveland, Ohio


Modern breakthroughs in medical science allow health care providers to successfully treat many forms of cancer – including breast, lung, skin, and prostate cancer. A patient’s prognosis still depends heavily on timely diagnosis and intervention.

While the cause of cancer may not always be known, a medical professional’s duty to meet the accepted standards of their profession remains to treat patients in a reasonably skilled and competent manner. When they fail to uphold this duty, patients may be deprived of the opportunity for a cancer cure.

If you believe a doctor or medical professional provided substandard care that resulted in a delayed diagnosis of cancer, you may have the right to compensation.

The Becker Law Firm is nationally recognized in medical malpractice, and is available to discuss your rights to pursue a delayed cancer diagnosis claim anywhere in Cleveland, the state of Ohio, or the U.S. Call (440) 252-4399.

Undiagnosed Cancer Claims & Medical Malpractice

Diagnostic errors, including failure to timely diagnose cancer, are a leading cause of medical malpractice claims; but not every misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or failure to treat is grounds for legal action. The complexities of both malpractice laws and modern medicine make these cases challenging to litigate, and highly dependent on skilled representation.

Having recovered millions for medical malpractice victims, our firm understands the intricacies of proving medical negligence – that is, a medical provider’s deviation from the accepted standard of care. While that standard can be fluid in various field of medicine, its role in cancer and diagnosis-related litigation is rooted in the concept that:

A medical professional, in the course of diagnosing and treating a patient with cancer, must act with the level of care and expertise a reasonably skilled provider would have exhibited in the same or similar circumstances.

Proving medical negligence requires in-depth evaluations of the facts and circumstances specific to your situation. While every case is different, health care providers are held to an appropriate standard, and failure to adhere to it can make them liable for damages suffered by victims and their loved ones.

When Is a Cancer Diagnosis Mistake Malpractice?

Determining whether a provider(s) care rose to the level of malpractice requires a fact-specific exploration of the facts and circumstances specific to your situation, including the type of cancer, the period of delay of cancer, the patient’s relationship with a provider, the nature of their disease or comorbidities, and other factors.

Generally, patients can pursue medical malpractice lawsuits when:

  1. A patient-doctor relationship existed between them and their provider;
  2. The provider failed to meet their “duty of care” (negligence /substandard care);
  3. The breach of duty caused the patient’s harm; and
  4. Actual damages were incurred.

These general elements apply broadly to all malpractice claims, but what a particular breach of duty looks like and in what form damages manifested will vary from case to case. Often, malpractice cases are hinged on two critical and contentious elements: proving medical negligence (a departure from the “standard of care”), and causation (the breach of duty caused the patient damages).

For cancer-related malpractice claims, medical negligence may involve:

These and other medical mistakes may occur during initial screening and early diagnostic protocol, upon treatment or when there is an unreasonable delay or failure to treat.

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At The Becker Law Firm, our failure to diagnose cancer attorneys in Cleveland provide experienced and compassionate representation to people who have suffered, and even lost their lives due to a missed or delayed cancer diagnosis. Our trial attorneys have extensive experience handling complex malpractice cases, and we work with medical experts to build successful cases on behalf of our clients. In every instance, we strive for the full, fair compensation our clients are owed.

Call The Becker Law Firm at (440) 252-4399 to speak with an attorney. 

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