Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and unfortunately, it is often misdiagnosed. A recent study found that one out of every 71 cancer cases is misdiagnosed. This can be devastating for patients and their families.
In this blog post, we will discuss the findings of the study and what you can do to protect yourself from a potential cancer misdiagnosis.
About 1.3 million people receive a cancer diagnosis each year. Typically, those who make the diagnoses are pathologists who have analyzed the patient's tissue in a laboratory but have never personally met the patient.
Protecting Yourself from Cancer Misdiagnosis
Cancer misdiagnosis is a serious problem, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, it is important to get a second opinion. A second opinion can confirm the diagnosis and help you get the treatment you need.
You should also be aware of the symptoms of cancer. The sooner you notice the symptoms, the better your chances are of getting an accurate diagnosis.
If you are concerned about your risk of cancer, talk to your doctor. They can help you understand your risks and make sure you are getting the screenings you need.
We’re Here to Help Injured Victims
If you’ve suffered a cancer misdiagnosis, you may be eligible for compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our team is highly skilled in medical malpractice law and has helped many others in similar situations recover the compensation they deserved. We want to do the same for you. Don’t delay—contact our office right away with any questions you may have.
If a medical professional caused your injuries and you need help with a medical malpractice lawsuit, contact the skilled attorneys at Berthold Law Firm, PLLC with the details of your case by calling (304) 605-2040 or by filling out our online contact form.