• Doctors aren’t the only ones to misdiagnose cancer

    Posted on October 19th, 2009 admin No comments

    A cancer misdiagnosis is rarely intentional; however, those confronted with the life-altering diagnosis of cancer can’t help but ask their doctor if they are sure. On the other hand, there’s also a chance that a positive cancer diagnosis is missed. How can this happen? Aren’t procedures in place to guard against this?

    A cancer misdiagnosis can most often be attributed to a tumor is incorrectly identified as benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous); a malignant tumor is misclassified by type or stage. Or a medical professional may neglect to refer a patient to a specialist for further testing or pathology mishandled or improperly read a specimen. In these situations, the cancer misdiagnosis could have been avoided. When a person is misdiagnosed, precious time is lost in identifying and treating the cancer.

    If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of a careless medical diagnosis, seeking a cancer misdiagnosis attorney in Ohio such as Linton & Hirshman will help put your mind at ease so you can focus on what’s truly important – your health. Robert F. Linton, Jr., Tobias J. Hirshman, and Ellen Hobbs Hirshman have over 90 years of combined experience of asking the right questions and finding the responsible parties.

    Many people think of cancer misdiagnosis as the act of a doctor missing the cancer. However, there are also cases of patients being treated for a cancer they do not have. A second option is always prudent. If you have undergone surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or any other treatment prescribed for cancer and didn’t have cancer, contact Linton & Hirshman today for a free consultation.

    Linton & Hirshman, cancer misdiagnosis attorneys in Ohio, are devoted to asserting the rights of cancer misdiagnosis patients and families. We are located in Cleveland’s warehouse district close to the state and federal courthouses. Contact us today for a free consultation. Hospital or home appointments are available.

    Sources:
    American Cancer Society

    Everyday Health

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