Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney in Portland, OR
Stand Up Against Medical Malpractice in Oregon
If you have just found out that you have cancer after being led in a different
direction by your doctor, it can be a very confusing and frustrating time.
You may feel as if you have no options and have no way to bring justice
to your situation. However, The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C.
is here to stand beside you and help you pursue fair compensation for
your undue emotional and physical pain and suffering.
Failing to diagnose cancer early on can mean the difference between a healthy
life and one plagued by a difficult battle. That is why it is so crucial
that a doctor be on high alert when a person shows signs of potentially
having cancer. Sadly, many doctors or specialists fail to provide proper
care to patients, leaving them in the dark about their condition due to
their own negligence. Let our Portland medical malpractice attorney use his
20+ years of legal experience to fight for the justice and restitution you deserve!
Schedule a complimentary
consultation to discuss your case with our team!
Identifying the Signs and Symptoms of Cancer
Medical professionals go through years of extensive theoretical and practical
training to ensure that they understand the standard protocol of diagnosing
and treating cancer patients. All doctors should be cognizant of the warning
signs of a cancerous growth or tumor so that they can take immediate action.
Early detection and treatment is essential to ensuring that cancer patients
have the best chance at making a full and speedy recovery. Any delay or
failure to diagnose can be detrimental to the quality of a patient's life.
Doctors should take note and caution of the following warning signs:
- Unusual lumps in the body
- Abnormal discharge or bleeding
- Persistent coughs and hoarseness
- Bowel or bladder inconsistencies
- Changes to a wart, mole, or sore
- Sores that won't heal
- Digestion and swallowing difficulties
While these symptoms are not always warnings of cancer, it is important
that a doctor take necessary measures to test and analyze in order to
make the proper diagnosis. Furthermore, a doctor may misinterpret these
signs as cancerous, which cause a patient undue stress and anxiety. Additionally,
a doctor may move forward with
radiation and other treatments that can cause harm to a healthy patient.
What leads to a cancer misdiagnosis?
While it may seem like doctors should be able to easily identify and address
the issue of cancer, it is not always the case. Many medical professionals
fail to notice the signs, such as tumor, or simply mishandled lab results.
Unfortunately, this can lead to a much more difficult cancer battle, even
resulting in death.
The following can lead to a delayed or misdiagnosis of cancer:
- Misinterpreting test results
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Failure to identify a tumor
- Failure to include a specialist
- Incorrectly performed test or procedure
- Lost or delayed lab results
- Incorrect or misread x-rays
Our team will work to pin point which medical care provider is likely responsible for your
misdiagnosis. We may need to take legal action against your primary care physician,
radiologist, or even your dermatologist for failing to provide proper
care. You can rest assured that when you come to us, we will work to locate
the negligent party and hold them accountable for their
Hire a Portland Top 100 Trial Attorney
At The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C., we are dedicated to holding
medical professionals accountable for failing to live up to the standard
of care. Our doctors and oncologists should exercise extreme caution and
care, and remain constantly vigilant for signs that a patient's health
may be in danger. We trust practitioners with our lives, and when that
trust is violated, they should be held responsible.
If you have lost a loved one due to a cancer misdiagnosis, our team of
legal professionals won't stop at helping you seek the compensation
that your family deserves. We will fight for change; as part of a settlement,
we'll request that the hospital or doctor adopt and implement policies
and trainings to prevent another
wrongful death. We are proud to be advocates for people filing medical malpractice claims
in Portland, Oregon, and are ready to fight for you.
Contact our firm today if you would like to discuss your case with our attorney.