Arizona Medical Malpractice

Failure to Diagnose Cancer – Medical Lawsuit Attorneys – Arizona

Failure to Diagnose - Medical Lawsuit Lawyers - Arizona Burg SimpsonA recent study revealed that the most frequent explanation that patients offer when they file a malpractice lawsuit against their doctor is a failed diagnose. As many as 63 percent of malpractice claims are based on accusations of missed diagnoses. The disease overlooked by doctors most often? Cancer in adults – especially breast, colon, melanoma, and lung cancer. The most common outcome for those misdiagnosed patients is death.

If it is diagnosed properly, and promptly, nearly all forms of cancer have a high recovery rate. But the longer it takes to secure an accurate diagnosis, the more extreme the necessary treatment becomes. Delays can also seriously hamper your chances at a full recovery. Methods for diagnosing and treating cancer have improved dramatically over the last several years. Nevertheless, patients spend less time than ever with their primary care physicians. So it is not altogether uncommon for patients to approach their doctor with a specific medical concern and have it dismissed. When it comes to something as deadly as cancer, however, this dismissal can be disastrous.

If your health care provider failed to diagnose your cancer in a timely manner, get in touch with a Phoenix malpractice lawyer at our Burg Simpson Arizona office by calling 602-777-7000 or by filling one of our Free Case Evaluation form today.

A diagnostic error is more than just a doctor telling you that you have the flu when you really have hepatitis, for example. There are a few different types of diagnostic mistakes, which include:

  • Missed diagnosis – This is when your doctor decides you are not sick, so you do not need to be treated.
  • Misdiagnosis – This is what happens when your doctor decides that your symptoms indicate that you have one medical condition but you actually have another. The recommended treatment, as a result, is ineffective, if not outright harmful.
  • Delayed diagnosis – This occurs when your doctor diagnoses your condition properly, but much later than he or she should have. Treatment in these cases is obviously delayed, rendering it ineffective or mandating more aggressive treatment than may have originally been required.

If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of failure to diagnose, the results can be devastating. Contact one of the medical malpractice lawyers at Burg Simpsons Arizona today at 602-777-7000.

Burg Simpson’s Arizona Medical Malpractice Lawyers Are Here to Help

Cancer is scary enough and the treatment is not only terrifying, but life-changing as well. If your doctor has failed to diagnose your condition properly – or quickly enough, do not let another day go by without speaking with an experienced medical injury lawyer. Do not be discouraged. We can help fight for your rights. Contact Burg Simpson in Phoenix today for a free examination of your case by calling 602-777-7000 or filling out our Free Case Evaluation Form.

 January 22, 2021

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 January 21, 2021

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 January 20, 2021

Arizona Office E-News: January 2021

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 January 19, 2021

Burg Simpson Shareholder Angela McGraw Discusses Missed Diagnosis of Birth Defects

Burg Simpson Shareholder Angela McGraw recently published an article with Law Week Colorado on “Presenting Case of Delayed or Missed Diagnosis of Spinal Bifida and Other Serious Birth Defects.” In her article, Ms. McGraw discusses risk factors associated with spina bifida, the failures to diagnose, and when to file a lawsuit. Read the article. About… Read more »

Burg Simpson | We Are Here To Help

 April 5, 2019

Burg Simpson | We Are Here To Help

Burg Simpson is a law firm committed to helping injured people rebuild their lives after a serious accident or injury. Our trial lawyers have handled nearly every kind of injury or wrongful death case. The team at Burg Simpson has the resources, nationwide reputation, or proven track record of success when it comes to helping… Read more »

Becoming Whole Again

 April 4, 2019

Becoming Whole Again

If you or a loved one has suffered a loss due to an injury or death because of the negligence of another, you are entitled to receive full and fair compensation for your pain and suffering. Burg Simpson’s office in Arizona can help you navigate your personal injury claim. Burg Simpson attorney, Scott A. Ambrose… Read more »

Arizona Medical Malpractice Team

 April 4, 2019

Arizona Medical Malpractice Team

Burg Simpson’s Arizona medical malpractice team is dedicated to helping seriously injured victims fight for their rights. Our Arizona medical malpractice team has over 75 years of combined experience in the medical malpractice arena. Burg Simpson associate Ronda Kelso worked as a nurse prior to entering the legal field. Ms. Kelso has the legal experience… Read more »

Burg Simpson Is About Changing Lives For The Better – That Is What We Do.

 April 4, 2019

Burg Simpson Is About Changing Lives For The Better – That Is What We Do.

Burg Simpson is a highly skilled team of trial lawyers with 40+ years of experience.  Our firm is not in it for a quick settlement or a quick check. It is our job to hold those accountable for the injuries and damages they have caused. Our goal is to get you justice and the settlement… Read more »

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