Representing Victims of Failure to Diagnose Cancer Throughout Illinois
Cancer is an aggressive medical condition that requires immediate treatment. The failure to properly diagnose cancer, or a delayed diagnosis, can mean the difference between life and death and can significantly impair quality of life for the patient. Unfortunately, the failure to diagnose, including a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, is one of the most common types of medical malpractice.
At Cogan & Power, P.C., our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers focus on helping the victims of medical malpractice as a result of a failure to diagnose–including failure to diagnose cancer, failure to diagnose disease, and delayed diagnosis–recover for their injuries and losses.
By utilizing a collaborative approach to legal representation, we are able to provide our clients with a big-firm level of legal skill and experience while maintaining a small-firm level of client attention and service. Clients communicate directly with the firm’s partners, and we will meet with clients in their homes or healthcare facilities when it is difficult for them to travel.
If you believe that you may have been the victim of medical malpractice due to a failure to diagnose cancer or a delayed diagnosis, contact our office today at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys to discuss a possible legal claim for failure to diagnose.
Proven Track Record of Success
Our dedicated Chicago medical malpractice attorneys are committed to protecting your legal rights and preventing future medical errors by obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements for our clients. For instance, we obtained $3 million for a pre-terminal patient who was the victim of a failure to diagnose colon cancer and $1.9 million for a man who suffered an 18-month delay in the diagnosis of lung cancer.
Causes of Failure to Diagnose Cancer
There are several reasons that a doctor may fail to make the proper diagnosis. Some of the more common reasons for failure to diagnose cancer properly include:
- Failure to perform a mammogram
- Failure to perform an ultrasound or biopsy
- Failure to perform an MRI
- Failure to properly perform a biopsy
- Failure to consider a patient’s medical and family history
- Failure to follow up with the patient
- Failure to refer the patient to a specialist
- Failure to respond to patient symptoms that could indicate cancer, such as breast lumps, rectal bleeding, and abnormal pap smears
- Misinterpretation of test results, including x-rays, mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies, and MRI results
Commonly Misdiagnosed Cancers
Some cancers are more likely to result in a misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis. At Cogan & Power, our Chicago cancer malpractice attorneys represent clients in all types of failure to diagnose cancer cases, including cases involving the following types of cancer:
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Colon cancer
- Skin cancer
- Lung cancer
If you experienced a failure to diagnose cancer or a misdiagnosis and were injured as a result, contact the Chicago cancer misdiagnosis lawyers at Cogan & Power at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve through a medical malpractice claim. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.