The Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice Robs the Victim of Chance at Survival.
The number one cause of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis of cancer. And misdiagnosis can be tragic because early detection of cancer often is the difference between life and death. Victims of breast cancer, for instance, have a 95 percent survival rate when the disease is detected in its earliest stage. When breast cancer reaches Stage 4 undetected, the chances of survival is only seven percent.
Early detection and treatment also is a key to surviving cancer of the colon, kidney, prostate, cervix, lung, skin, testicles, and ovaries.
Free Consultation with a Michigan Medical Malpractic Attorney Specializing in Cancer Misdiagnosis/Delay
Cochran, Kroll & Associates, PC, has helped many individuals who were unable to benefit from early detection and treatment because of misdiagnosis of cancer. Eileen Kroll, the firm’s Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney in Michigan is also a Registered Nurse with experience in the medical field. You must be sure, however, to contact Eileen Kroll as soon as possible so a timely and accurate discovery of facts is accomplished.
“Eileen Kroll has a special interest in misdiagnosis of cancer and women’s health issues,” says senior partner Terry Cochran. “Eileen’s nursing background offers real advantages because she understands the law, understands medicine, and understands how the law has affected the medical profession. When a doctor or nurse fails a patient, she can key in on the issues quickly for the benefit of her client.”
Common Physician Mistakes
Some common mistakes physicians can and do make while screening for cancer include:
- Failure to order the proper test
- Misinterpreting test results
- Failure to order further testing by a specialist
- Failure to understand a patient’s complaints
- Failure to record a family history of a specific type of cancer
- Failure to run routine tests
- Failure to test a person who is at risk because of ethnic background or age
- Failure to follow up properly when signs of cancer are seen
- Failure to notice a mass during an examination
- Mistaking a malignant mass as being benign
It is not always the physician’s fault when cancer is not diagnosed. Sometimes individuals fail to get regular check-ups, do not report symptoms to their doctors, do not share family history, or are not honest and open when communicating with a physician.
Why You Might Need a Lawyer
Insurance companies almost always will do what they can to avoid paying damages to a victim of cancer misdiagnosis. Cochran, Kroll & Associates will work hard to represent you in litigation or in proceedings with insurance carriers or physicians. Our attorneys will counsel you about the status of your claim, and will do all we can to provide for your family’s emotional well being while the claim is pursued.
Eileen Kroll and other staff attorneys will collect all the documents and supporting evidence needed to make a determination and then file a claim on your behalf as warranted. Studies have shown that persons represented by legal counsel receive a greater monetary award than those who try to represent themselves do.
If you decide to hold a physician accountable for misdiagnosis of your cancer, you have taken a step to help curb medical malpractice. You certainly have the right to file a lawsuit against any hospital, doctor or other healthcare professional whenever it is believed malpractice may have occurred.
Statutes of limitation limit the length of time you have to file a lawsuit. If you fail to file a lawsuit within that time period you may forever be denied the justice due you. If your cancer may have been misdiagnosed and you believe that you have a case, it is critical that you seek legal help quickly.
If you believe you are a victim of cancer misdiagnosis, let Cochran, Kroll & Associates fight for your rights. There is no obligation for case evaluation and no fee is charged unless a recovery is made.
The Law Offices of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. is dedicated to representing individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic losses as a result of injuries, disabilities and death. The firm does not represent insurance companies or corporations but instead bases its practice upon representing individuals and families.