Cancer Misdiagnosis and Medical Malpractice in Atlanta, GA
According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Cancer is often treatable when found early, but many patients dealing with cancer will be misdiagnosed, incorrectly diagnosed or given a delayed diagnosis past when their condition could have been treated in the right way.
If you or a loved one is dealing with a serious illness like cancer and feel you were given a poor diagnosis by a medical professional, you may be entitled to medical malpractice compensation.
The Atlanta-based lawyers at Pope and Howard, P.C., specialize in cases that involve patients who have been negatively impacted by a misdiagnosis or other life-threatening errors. Accidents happen, but our firm provides you with the support you need and the justice you deserve. Founders Marc Howard and Geoff Pope are highly respected lawyers, recognized by their peers through accolades like SuperLawyers and others, and they are ready to represent you should you have a cancer misdiagnosis medical malpractice case.
If you are a victim of medical negligence, don’t hesitate to reach out. Read on for more info about cancer misdiagnosis and medical malpractice cases and how we can help, or call (404) 885-9999 today to talk to one of our friendly staff members about your case and setting up a free consultation with our legal team.
How to Recognize Medical Malpractice
Wondering what exactly qualifies as medical malpractice? Some of the most common diseases for doctors to misdiagnose are:
- Blood conditions
- Heart conditions
Cancer is frequently misdiagnosed due to the mystery still surrounding its causes and the reason it spreads. However, a misdiagnosis of any of these illnesses can be incredibly serious, causing permanent damage or even death.
When cancer is misdiagnosed, patients sometimes undergo grueling chemo and radiation treatments when they do not have cancer.
For those patients who are handicapped by higher levels of pain, injury or medical costs due to a doctor’s miscalculation of their condition, monetary reimbursement can be won in court with the right lawyers representing the case. At Pope and Howard, we’re proud to advocate for our clients who are treated poorly or suffer undue harm thanks to the negligence of a doctor or medical professional.
Our Atlanta Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help With Your Case
When it comes to medical malpractice, there are several legal elements of this issue that must be proven to create an arguable case.
The first element that needs to be proven is your doctor’s carelessness. If he or she can be shown acting negligently while you were screened for an illness, this is considered a violation of their professional duty. Another example of this is if your test results are recorded incorrectly, and you are given the wrong information.
The second element that needs to be proven is that you’ve suffered or are suffering from injuries due to your doctor’s mistakes. If he or she has operated on you and accidentally left objects or substances in your body that are causing you discomfort or harm, this should be used in your case. Other examples of this include slipping up during surgery, operating on the wrong part of the body, and doing surgery without proper equipment or means of sanitation.
In some cases, patients with a cancer misdiagnosis may undergo unneeded surgeries, leading to changes in overall health, mobility and state of mind.
Contact the Leading Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Are you ready to set up an appointment with us and receive the compensation you deserve for medical malpractice? The experienced legal team at Pope and Howard is dedicated to representing you in an ethical and respectable manner because we value your health and safety. Contact us through our website to schedule a free medical malpractice consultation or call (404) 885-9999 today.