Attorneys Representing Victims of a Delayed Cancer Diagnosis in Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland If A Doctor Did Not Diagnose Your Cancer In Time, Our Lawyers Can Help
Diagnostic errors have the potential to be disastrous in a patient’s life. For cancer patients in particular, a timely and accurate diagnosis is critical. The sooner cancer is diagnosed, the quicker the patient can receive proper treatment and the better the prognosis. The difference between Stage I and Stage 4 of the disease is incredible—delaying a diagnosis could very well mean the difference between life and death.
At the Baltimore and Washington D.C. law firm of Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A., our attorneys represent clients whose cancer diagnosis was negligently delayed. Our team works with a group of board-certified experts to establish a firm case for medical malpractice against the health care professional who caused you or a loved one harm. We serve clients in Washington D.C. and throughout the greater Baltimore, Maryland area including Silver Spring, Upper Marlboro, Rockville, Greenbelt, Annapolis, and Columbia.
Was My Doctor Legally Negligent In Delaying A Diagnosis?
When diagnosing a patient, doctors have the duty to take the proper steps to ensure their patients receive a correct assessment of their medical condition. However, a delayed diagnosis in itself may not be enough to prove medical malpractice. You must show that:
- The doctor failed in his or her duty to provide adequate care
- That failure resulted in direct harm to the patient; and
- There is direct causation between the negligent act and the patient’s injuries
When our attorneys review your case, we examine your medical history to establish a link between the harms caused and the doctor’s negligence. In a case of delayed cancer diagnosis, our lawyers establish that you would have had a better treatment outcome had you been diagnosed earlier.