Delayed Diagnosis of Bone Cancer
Bone cancer and sarcoma are especially debilitating forms of tumors. Bone cancer refers to any malignant tumor growth arising from a bone. Sarcomas are more broadly defined as any malignant tumor affecting the supportive tissues of the body, including bone, cartilage, fat, and muscle. Kaposi sarcoma is an especially common form of sarcoma that often accompanies HIV or other diseases that suppress the immune system.
Importance of Early Bone Cancer Diagnosis
As with any form of cancer, it is vital to detect and treat bone cancer tumors before they become too large and dangerous. Radiology exams are key for a timely bone cancer diagnosis. However, doctors sometimes miss the signs and do not recommend a radiology exam in time. Disastrous consequences often result because there was delay in the diagnosis of bone cancer. This may be a case of medical malpractice or negligence.
Proving Negligence is Key to a Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Case
Even with the benefit of hindsight, it can be difficult to determine whether a doctor or other medical professional had the clues necessary to recommend a radiology exam. Without an experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer evaluating the evidence, few doctors or hospitals will take your claim of misdiagnosis seriously, and they will find ways to justify their mistakes.
The Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyers, at Richards & Richards, LLP, have examined thousands of medical records and determined whether an incorrect or differential diagnosis made the difference between a quick recovery and extended treatment or death. Our staff includes Veronica Richards, who is a licensed nurse practitioner with more than 25 years of experience as a Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Attorney. She understands both the legal and medical aspects of your case. She can quickly determine whether a physician may have been at fault and if there is a clear case of medical malpractice. She knows what questions to ask to get the answers you deserve.
Contact a Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you have any questions or concerns about a delayed diagnosis of bone cancer or cancer misdiagnosis, please contact a Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawyer via email or call toll free from anywhere 866-740-3999 or 412-253-2092 for a free, no-obligation initial consultation.