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Baltimore Failure to Diagnose Cancer Lawyers

Injured by Cancer Misdiagnosis? Find Out About Your Legal Options

The failure to diagnose cancer can be a life-threatening mistake that robs the patient of their chance to receive the treatment they need. The cancer may be left to metastasize as the patient goes about their life, or the patient may undergo treatment for a different, incorrect diagnosis, subjecting them to unnecessary pain and financial expense.

If this has happened to you or someone you love, you may be able to pursue compensation and justice from the negligence doctor or hospital. Our legal team is standing by to help you understand your rights.

Call (410) 698-1717 to book a free consultation. We won’t rest in our fight for your rights!

Entrust Your Case to Our Compassionate Team

If you have found yourself injured due to a doctor’s failure to diagnose cancer, we want to help. At Brown & Barron, our Baltimore cancer misdiagnosis attorneys have more than 75 years of collective experience in pursuing these cases. We will work to recover your full compensation and hold the medical professional who harmed you, as well as any institution that protected them, accountable.

At Brown & Barron, our Baltimore injury lawyers offer clients:

  • Responsive communication 24/7
  • Personalized legal services
  • Goal-oriented counsel
  • Skilled advocacy in both trial and negotiations

We have recovered millions of dollars for those injured at the hands of negligent doctors. Trust our caring legal team to go to bat for you!

How Common Is Cancer Misdiagnosis?

Sadly, cancer misdiagnosis is very common across the country. A study by BMJ Quality & Safety, a peer-reviewed journal, estimated that 28% of all cancer cases involve misdiagnosis.

According to the National Law Review, doctors are most likely to misdiagnose or fail to diagnose the following cancers:

  • Lymphoma
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Skin cancer

Sarcomas, a rare form of cancer that affects the bones and soft tissues, are also often misdiagnosed.

What Counts as Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose?

For the purposes of a medical malpractice claim, “failure to diagnose” includes a spectrum of diagnostic errors, such as:

  • Misdiagnosis, or incorrectly diagnosing a cancer as another cancer or health condition
  • Delayed diagnosis, or failing to give a timely diagnosis
  • Missed diagnoses, or failing to diagnose comorbidities

At Brown & Barron, our cancer misdiagnosis attorneys have even seen cases in which patients are diagnosed with cancer, despite being completely cancer-free.

Taking Legal Action Over Diagnostic Errors

To have a successful civil claim, you must prove that the doctor’s failure to diagnose cancer led to some type of preventable injury. This may mean that you did not receive the medical care you needed in time or at all. It may also mean you underwent treatment that you did not need.

From there, you must also prove that the injury resulted in the accumulation of damages, such as lost wages, pain and suffering, hospital bills, medical treatment (like chemotherapy), and emotional distress, among others.

Our Baltimore cancer misdiagnosis lawyers can provide assistance in proving these elements of your case. We know how to get to the bottom of medical negligence—even when hospitals, clinics, and medical professionals attempt to cover it up.

Don’t wait to begin — contact Brown & Barron online to discuss your rights with a Baltimore cancer misdiagnosis lawyer. We advocate for clients throughout the state.

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