Any kind of malpractice case can be difficult to prove, and cancer cases involving malpractice are no exception, but there are cases when you can and should sue. If you’ve been going to a physician on a regular basis and have complained of symptoms that were either first misdiagnosed or ignored, and are later diagnosed with cancer, you might have a just cause to sue if you can prove that the treatment delay has resulted in more serious complications than you would have experienced had the diagnosis been timely. Even if tests were perfumed in a timely manner but their evaluation was incorrect, there may be a valid malpractice case to pursue.
There are also just cases when a surgery has been performed or treatment has been prescribed, but to no avail, either because the surgery was not performed with proper care or the treatment that was adhered to was not adequate or was the wrong treatment.
Cancer is a very serious illness with very serious need to have a primary care physician that is able to recommend to you when it is in your best interests to seek the advice of a specialist involving the area of the body that is affected, or an oncology practitioner if cancer is suspected. If such recommendations are not prescribed by the primary care physician, this can result in a malpractice suit as well.
Should you think that you have cause for a cancer malpractice suit, it is best to consult an attorney who specializes in cancer malpractice lawsuits as soon as you are able. Be prepared to discuss the complete history of the intervention or lack of such as it applies to your case. Documentation with times of phone calls and appointments involving the physician from whom you are seeking to collect damages is an important aspect to the conversation and subsequent consultation you will have with the malpractice attorney who can advise as to whether you have a case. With as much information as you can provide, it will be easier for your cancer malpractice attorney to determine whether the standards of care that are understood to be commonly observed have been ignored by your physician.