Wyoming Medical Malpractice

Failure to Diagnose Cancer – Medical Malpractice Lawyers – Wyoming

Failure to Diagnose – Medical Malpractice Lawsuit - Wyoming Burg SimpsonThe effective and successful treatment of cancer depends on an accurate and timely diagnosis. For many, it can make all the difference between a successful recovery and a painful death. It is widely accepted that a cancer patient’s survival odds are directly tied to the stage of the disease’s progress. A failure or delay in a cancer diagnosis could result in a number of avoidable outcomes – including preventing a patient from receiving life-saving treatment or being subjected to unnecessary, more aggressive treatment than otherwise would have been needed.

If you or a loved one have suffered serious harm because of a cancer misdiagnosis, you may have grounds for a medical lawsuit. Call Burg Simpson in Wyoming at 307-527-7891 to speak with a negligence attorney. You can also fill out our Free Case Evaluation form here.

The numbers may vary, but roughly 5 percent of patients who visit their doctor with a medical problem leave the office with a missed, delayed, or flat-out wrong diagnosis. Sadly, when that failed diagnosis turns out to be cancer – as is the case in about 10 percent of errors – the results can be deadly. The cancers misdiagnosed most often include:

  • Breast cancer – One study suggests that as many as 90,000 women today are living with an inaccurate breast cancer diagnosis. Failure to timely diagnose breast cancer can subject the patient to a lengthy, painful course of treatment that can result in the loss of one or both breasts, reconstructive surgery or even death.
  • Colon cancer – Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths. And it can easily be misdiagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome or diverticulitis, for example, because early symptoms are so vague if they appear at all. When the earliest symptoms – such as rectal bleeding – are overlooked, the prognosis for patients can be terminal.
  • Prostate cancer – Frighteningly, some experts estimate that up to half of all prostate cancers are misdiagnosed, often as bladder cancer. Prostate cancer can be deadly if early symptoms are ignored and necessary screenings are neglected.
  • Esophageal cancer – Esophageal cancer causes unique symptoms, including difficulty swallowing, weight loss, and a chronic cough. But even veteran medical professionals confuse it with heartburn or acid reflux. Doctors who ignore these symptoms and fail to test for esophageal cancer increase their patients’ risk of serious injury or even death. Especially since esophageal cancer has such a slim survival rate in its advanced stages.

Burg Simpson can help you if you have lost a loved one because of a missed cancer diagnosis. Get in touch with one of our experienced medical negligence lawyers by calling our Cody, Wyoming, office at 307-527-7891.

The effects of a failed or delayed cancer diagnosis can be devastating and can include serious injury, pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, and even death. When medical professionals fail to meet an applicable standard of care, then a claim for medical malpractice may be possible.

There are a number of reasons that can explain a medical professional’s misdiagnosis of cancer, such as:

  • Failing to perform appropriate tests
  • Misinterpreting tests results
  • Compounding the mistakes of laboratory technicians
  • Misunderstanding the patient’s symptoms
  • Failing to properly evaluate a patient’s medical history

Our team of experienced medical negligence attorneys and paralegals in Wyoming are able to efficiently and thoroughly evaluate your case. Call us today at 307-527-7891 so we can determine if you have grounds for a valid malpractice suit.

Burg Simpson Can Help With Your Malpractice Suit

We have handled thousands of high-profile medical malpractice claims over the last 40 years. Our team of compassionate medical malpractice lawyers offers a free, no-obligation initial consultation of your case. Complete our Free Case Evaluation Form or contact a legal malpractice lawyer now by calling 307-527-7891.

 August 20, 2019

Colorado and Company Interviews Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Lawyers

Colorado and Company Interviews Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Lawyers. Shareholders Peter W. Burg and Stephen J. Burg Discuss What to Do Following a Crash. If you have experienced a vehicle-related injury through the carelessness of another party, you could be eligible for damages for your pain, suffering, and loss. The Denver personal injury lawyers at… Read more »

 August 15, 2019

Burg Simpson Congratulates Our Best Lawyers in America!

Twenty-Seven Burg Simpson Attorneys named as The Best Lawyers in America ® 2020. Four lawyers were named 2020 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Their Practice Areas and Regions Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is proud to announce the Best Lawyers in America accolades for… Read more »

 August 5, 2019

Bicycle Crashes: The Blame Game

Bicycle Crashes: The Blame Game By David P. Hersh, Shareholder and Avid Cyclist When it comes to crashes between cyclists and motor vehicles, it is essential to establish who is at fault for causing the accident.  Tort law in America operates on a system of responsibility – those who ride or drive on public ways… Read more »

 August 1, 2019

Michael Burg Discusses the Opioid Epidemic Litigation

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VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

 April 1, 2013

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

Burg Simpson’s Michael S. Burg is one of America’s leading lawyers when it comes to representing individuals injured by dangerous and defective medications. In this interview Michael talks to Ring of Fire T.V. host Mike Papantonio about immunity afforded to the makers of generic pharmaceutical drugs and the role of the FDA.

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