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Prostate cancer has received a lot of press lately, primarily because it has quickly become the second-most common form of malignant tumor in men. Though potentially deadly, it is easily treatable if detected early.
It is believed that the main risk factors for prostate cancer are a family history of the condition and a diet high in fat. Any problem with urination among men over 50 years old should be investigated to determine if prostate cancer is present. Urination problems are often due to more harmless causes, including prostate infections and “benign prostatic hyperplasia,” in which male hormones cause the prostate to enlarge. Despite this, doctors and medical professionals have a responsibility to screen for prostate cancer if any symptoms are present.
Protein-specific antigen (PSA) screenings are a relatively easy way to detect prostate cancer. A biopsy, in which a piece of tissue is removed and examined, may also be necessary. Too many doctors fail to take the proper precautions and order a PSA screening for patients presenting with urination problems.
If you, or a loved one, is suffering from prostate cancer, and is undergoing painful, extensive treatment, or if you have a loved one who has died from the condition, you should have an experienced lawyer investigate your medical records. We can help you determine if medical malpractice exacerbated prostate cancer, resulting in unnecessary suffering. The law firm of Richards & Richards, LLP, has over 25 years of experience with negligence and delayed or wrong diagnosis cases – and you can trust that we have the skill and experience needed to seek justice on your behalf.
Contact our law firm to set up a free, no-obligation initial consultation with one of our attorneys and discuss your situation. If you cannot make it to our office, our cancer misdiagnosis lawyers can come to you.