Cancer Misdiagnosis

Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys

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Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys

The most common cause of medical malpractice claims in the United States is the failure to diagnose a serious or life threatening condition. The conditions often go on to devastating outcomes because of the failure to diagnose and treat the original condition.

Did you know approximately 10 to 20 percent of all cancer cases are misdiagnosed? Misdiagnosis of cancer – or failure to diagnose – is valid justification for a medical malpractice claim. Cancer misdiagnosis can have significant emotional, physical, and financial impact on patients. Unfortunately, misdiagnoses are fairly common. With a cancer diagnosis, the outlook is often unfavorable, instilling fear and anxiety in patients and their families.

If you have or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence because your cancer went undiagnosed or was misdiagnosed by your physician, please contact McDonald & Cody to discuss your options.


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Reasons for a misdiagnosis
and delayed diagnosis

When it comes to fighting cancer, early diagnosis is vital.  A
competent physician should be able to notice early signs or risk
factors of cancer.  Failure to do so is grounds for a medical malpractice claim. Some of the most common reasons for a delayed diagnosis include the following:

  • The initial screening did not reveal cancer, and the doctor chose
    not to re-screen despite ongoing or worsening symptoms that would call
    for a re-screening.
  • The doctor assumed that the patient’s symptoms had a cause other than cancer, and therefore did not check for cancer.
  • One or more symptoms were treated as if they were the whole
    condition. For instance, a doctor might treat a patient with anemia as
    if he or she only has anemia, without checking whether an underlying
    condition like cancer was causing the anemia.
  • The doctor relied on less-than-definitive test results. For example,
    a doctor might assume that mammogram images don’t reveal cancer,
    instead of ordering a biopsy to check unclear or suspicious-looking
    areas in the mammogram images.
  • Tests were performed or interpreted incorrectly. For example, a
    biopsy that comes back with “normal” results may have been read
    incorrectly, skipping cancerous or pre-cancerous cells evident in the


If you have or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence because your cancer went undiagnosed or was misdiagnosed by your physician, contact us today!

Why McDonald & Cody?

The philosophy at McDonald & Cody, LLC is to provide maximum results, one client at a time. We are dedicated to our cases and strive for quick, full and maximum compensation.


You can afford a top notch trial attorney. Our clients don't pay anything unless we win their case, either by receiving a settlement or a jury verdict.

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We have the financial wherewithal to litigate every case to its conclusion, so you will never be forced to accept an unsatisfactory settlement because your law firm is hurting for cash.

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Each client’s case gets the individual attention and focus that makes sure that it is thoroughly prepared and the value maximized.

What to Do if You Were Misdiagnosed?

Being misdiagnosed or receiving a wrong diagnosis can be very disheartening and frustrating, but you need to know how to help yourself and protect your legal rights if you were a victim of misdiagnosis.

Doctors are humans, and they make mistakes. Because you know your body better than anyone else, including your doctor, you should not be afraid to question your doctor’s diagnosis if you doubt their medical opinion.

If you have reason to believe that you received a wrong diagnosis, there is nothing stopping you from getting a second opinion from another doctor. If you were diagnosed by a general practitioner, it might be a better idea to consult with a specialist about your condition.

If you feel that you were misdiagnosed, it is vital to keep records and any documentation related to the wrong diagnosis. Evidence that might be used in your medical malpractice case includes appointments, receipts, bills, prescriptions, and other kinds of documentation.

If you do not know what to do if you were misdiagnosed, schedule a consultation with an experienced McDonald & Cody diagnosis error trial. A plaintiff must present an affidavit of an expert (typically, another doctor) when bringing a medical malpractice claim.

If you believe that you received a wrong diagnosis, our attorneys will review your particular case to determine whether you have grounds to sue your doctor. We will also help you gather and preserve all necessary evidence and documentation to prove that you were misdiagnosed and help you obtain compensation for the resulting damages and losses.

Schedule a consultation with our medical malpractice trial attorneys to discuss your case today!

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