Failure to Diagnose Cancer
There are certain diseases that require early detection and fast treatment in order to cure. This is the case with certain fast moving cancers. If a doctor sends home a patient who is suffering from a fast moving cancer with a clean bill of health, it may be a death sentence for that person.
If you or someone you love was the victim of a negligent doctor who failed to diagnose cancer, contact your Iowa medical malpractice lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.
Who Can be Held Liable for Failure to Diagnose Cancer
Every form of cancer has different signs and symptoms. In many cases, symptoms are present in the area of the body that is affected by the cancer, and victims may seek treatment from a specialist who focuses on that part of the body. But even a general practitioner should know the basic signs and symptoms of common cancers. Doctors who are not specialists are responsible for sending patients to specialists who are in a position to offer more specialized diagnoses and treatment. The following medical professionals may be held liable for failure to diagnose:
- Nurse practitioners
Despite the fact that certain cancers are difficult to diagnose, these medical professionals are responsible for knowing when to take further action.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a medical professional who failed to diagnose cancer, contact your Iowa medical malpractice lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.