Colon cancer typically affects older adults, although the Mayo Clinic confirms that it can happen at any age.
Fighting colon cancer is a tremendous struggle on its own. Enduring medical malpractice when a medical professional fails to diagnose a patient’s cancer can try both your patience and your resources.
If you believe you have suffered from medical malpractice after a professional withheld information about a colon cancer diagnosis or refused to provide treatment, then you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. A Los Angeles failure to diagnose colon cancer lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm is ready to help. To learn more and discuss your case, call 800-794-0444 today.
Failure to Diagnose Colon Cancer Cases
Failure to diagnose colon cancer is not the same as a misdiagnosis of colon cancer, though the two can overlap in legal terms. As described by the National Academy of Medicine, diagnostic failure is “the failure to establish an accurate and timely explanation of the patient’s health problem(s) or communicate that explanation to the patient.”
As such, failure to diagnose colon cancer constitutes diagnostic errors, a late diagnosis of colon cancer, and the withholding of diagnostic information from the person suffering.
Diagnostic errors can cause medical practitioners to overlook the symptoms that give away colon cancer. They may also diagnose it as another form of cancer or a separate condition. Diagnoses not provided in a timely manner overlap with negligence cases, as do cases where diagnostic information is withheld from the patient.
To assess your case, a Los Angeles failure to diagnose colon cancer lawyer will need to consider the standard of care with which the patient was treated, the outcome of the failure to diagnose, and the damages endured by both the patient and the patient’s family as a result of that failure.
How a Los Angeles Failure to Diagnose Colon Cancer Lawyer Can Help You
Medical professionals who fail to diagnose colon cancer may not do so with the intention of causing a patient to suffer. It is possible to mistake the symptoms of colon cancer for other cancers or illnesses. Even so, you should not have to endure suffering at the hands of a failed diagnosis with life-threatening symptoms.
A Los Angeles failure to diagnose colon cancer lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you submit a complaint to the courts and seek the compensation you may be entitled to. This process includes several important tasks.
Setting the Stage for Your Case
When first considering a case of medical malpractice or failure to diagnose, a Los Angeles failure to diagnose colon cancer lawyer must consider the events that led to said failure to diagnose and the losses the patient and their family members suffered. It is also important to establish whether the medical professional(s) in question made a mistake in a diagnosis or acted with intent, establishing medical malpractice.
A Los Angeles failure to diagnose colon cancer lawyer must then determine whether the mistakes made on the part of the medical professional(s) were unreasonable. If those mistakes were made on purpose, the lawyer must prove intent and neglect. Liability in these cases will likely be based on breaches of professional standards of care and the diagnosis of the suffering party by another medical professional.
In bringing these points to light, a lawyer can deem the medical professional(s) who attended to a patient liable for both that patient’s losses and the losses endured by their family, including pain and suffering as well as wrongful death.
Clarifying Your Potential Compensation
If you or someone you love has suffered from a failed diagnosis, you may seek compensation for all future treatments, including medical assessment, chemotherapy, radiation, related surgery, and physical therapy (if needed to recover after treatment). You may also be reimbursed for pain and suffering. In the case of a loved one’s death, related parties may seek compensation for wrongful death as a result of a failed diagnosis.
If a medical professional failed to provide a patient suffering from undiagnosed colon cancer with a professional standard of care, the applicable hospital may choose to offer you or your loved ones a settlement outside of the courtroom. A Los Angeles failure to diagnose colon cancer lawyer can help you assess the compensation provided by this settlement without going to court.
If you believe, however, that the offered settlement does not provide you with comprehensive compensation, you may work with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm to file a complaint citing medical malpractice in Los Angeles. Per California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §340.5, you must do so within a one-year statute of limitations.
Working on Contingency
If you or a loved one is contending with a failed cancer diagnosis, getting treatment and restoring your quality of life are the top priorities. The team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm recognizes this and wants to help you reduce your financial stress.
Our failure to diagnose colon cancer lawyers work on contingency. This means that you will not receive a bill for our services unless we are able to secure compensation for your losses. Our fee will be deducted from your settlement to spare your resources.
For a free legal consultation with a Failure to Diagnose Colon Cancer Lawyer serving Los Angeles, call (800) 794-0444
Contact a Los Angeles Failure to Diagnose Colon Cancer Lawyer Today
The state of California has legislation in place to protect you from a failed cancer diagnosis. If you have suffered from a failed colon cancer diagnosis, you do not have to suffer alone. The team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can work with you to establish your rights and fight for the compensation you may be entitled to.
With a Los Angeles failure to diagnose colon cancer lawyer on your side, you can worry less about your case and focus on beating your cancer. To get started, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at 800-794-0444.