Late Diagnosis of Cancer

When found early, cancer can be treated, thanks to improvements in technology and modern medicine. But when cancer is overlooked by a medical provider, the disease advances and becomes much more difficult to treat. Common forms of cancer that go undiagnosed and untreated include:

  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Ovarian cancer

Have you been harmed by substandard health care?

The failure of a health care provider to recognize a possible diagnosis of cancer may drastically alter the available treatment options, quality of life and ultimate survival of a cancer patient. As a result, failure to diagnose cancer may be grounds for a medical malpractice claim.

At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., our medical malpractice lawyers represent those whose lives have been negatively affected by a delayed cancer diagnosis. Call 800-ELK-OHIO to schedule a free consultation, or you can contact us online.

We handle complex medical malpractice and delayed diagnosis claims

It’s easy for a patient to miss the warning signs of cancer, but doctors are trained to understand the signs and symptoms. When a doctor fails to detect cancer for months or even years, a patient has a less likely chance of a successful recovery. The injury lawyers at Elk & Elk have handled delays in diagnosis are the result of a doctor’s failure to:

  • Understand the significance of the patient’s complaint
  • Ask the right questions about the patient’s symptoms
  • Order or perform the right tests
  • Refer the patient to an oncologist

A team of injury and medical professionals dedicated to proving your case

Timing is everything when it comes to a cancer diagnosis. If you or a loved one has been affected by a delayed diagnosis, the lawyers at Elk & Elk have the resources and experience to effectively litigate a medical malpractice claim. Our team of lawyers, nurses, other healthcare professionals, and other experts will investigate the cause of your injuries and help you find justice for the harm you have suffered.

Schedule a free consultation if you received substandard healthcare

If you received a delayed diagnosis of breast, colon, prostate, or any other form of cancer, let Elk & Elk’s medical malpractice attorneys use their experience, resources, and determination to help you and your family. For a free, no-risk consultation, call 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446). When you talk to us, ask about our no fee promise.