Failure To Diagnose Cancer


Columbia Misdiagnosis Attorneys

Most physicians are skilled professionals who perform to the standard of care we expect. Some oncologists or other specialists, however, can fail to recognize the signs of cancer or the significance of test results. A proper diagnosis comes weeks, months or even years later, and the delay can be fatal.

In these situations, cancer victims can claim compensation for their medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering, as can the families of cancer patients who have died. Missouri recognizes a separate legal action known as lost chance of survival when the actions of another person may not have been the sole cause of their death but robbed that person of any chance they may have had to seek treatment and survive.

Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard represents people in cases involving failure to diagnose cancer. We have years of experience in these and other medical malpractice cases, and the resources needed to prevail in these challenging cases. In your case, we will seek answers and full compensation for your losses.

Contact our firm today for a free consultation with a lawyer.

Vigorous Representation in Failure to Diagnose Cancer Cases

Any physician can make one or more errors when examining a patient. In a case involving possible cancer, a doctor can:

  • Fail to order a biopsy, endoscopy, MRI, blood test or other diagnostic test
  • Misread the results of a test
  • Fail to inform the patient of the results
  • Fail to refer the patient to a proper specialist

When we represent you, our attorneys will undertake a comprehensive investigation of the medical records to determine what the medical provider did or failed to do. Oncologists or other medical experts will assist us in this task. With their critical insights in hand, we will then work diligently to build a strong and persuasive case designed to obtain maximum compensation for you.

Medical providers and malpractice insurance companies often resist providing compensation in medical negligence cases. Our attorneys have extensive trial experience and the financial resources adequate to support litigation. Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard will be your strong advocate, working hard to win your case.

Free Consultation With an Attorney

Contact Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard in St. Louis, Missouri, for a free consultation about a failure to diagnose cancer case.

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