/ Blog/ A Cancer Misdiagnosis Can Lead to a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit. Do You Have a Case?
Cancer is a terrible disease, and medicine is not an exact science. Unfortunately, this can lead to life-changing mistakes in diagnosis and treatment, and even small mistakes could have big consequences.
Not every mistake is grounds for a lawsuit, though, but how do you know if you have a case? Keep this information in mind and give the medical malpractice lawyers at Wilson Kehoe Winingham a call.
Medical negligence and malpractice can take many forms. While it can be hard to prove certain mistakes, or prove that the mistakes were what caused your injury or illness, in general here are some fairly good indicators that you have a medical malpractice case on your hands:
There are even more mistakes that can qualify for a case of medical malpractice:
These are details that you should bring to the table if you decide to talk to a medical malpractice attorney about your potential case.
In medical malpractice cases, one of the biggest factors is what a reasonable doctor would have done if he or she were in your physician’s shoes. Doctors are human, and cancer in particular is a tricky disease to detect and treat. Therefore, an incorrect diagnosis does not mean that there was medical negligence or medical malpractice. However, you and your doctor have a relationship that requires her to have and use the knowledge and tools at her disposal to treat you. If a doctor’s mistake caused you harm, whether it’s because she didn’t order the right tests or didn’t collect the information needed to make a proper diagnosis, you might want to consider learning more about filing a medical malpractice claim.
If you’ve decided that contacting a medical malpractice attorney in Indianapolis is your next move, the attorneys and staff at WKW are here to help. For a free, no-obligation consultation, you can fill out our online contact form or pick up the phone and call us at 317.920.6400.
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