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What are the most common forms of medical malpractice in diagnosing or treating cancer?

With some cancers, the probability that a patient will die from cancer is directly related to the stage of the malignancy when the cancer is diagnosed. If these cancers are detected and properly treated before the cancer has spread beyond the colon, the chances of survival are significantly better than the cancer is not detected until after it has spread. Any undue delay in diagnosing or treating these cancers can have tragic consequences. Unfortunately, too often screening is not offered or performed , warning signs are ignored, and treatment is delayed. The following are among the more common forms of negligence or medical malpractice by physicians in diagnosing and/or treating cancer:
  • Failing to perform a routine screening;
  • Failing to test for cancer when a patient reports symptoms that can be caused by cancer;
  • Failing to follow up on the results of screening or testing results;
  • Failing to recommend appropriate treatment options; and
  • Failing to follow-up with the patient
The above are only examples and are by no means intended to be an exhaustive list of acts of malpractice.

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Law Office of Joseph A. Hernandez
675 VFW Parkway #312
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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