News - Cancer misdiagnosis

December 11, 2019 | Crimmins Howard

Cancer misdiagnosis

Cancer misdiagnosis occurs when a patient who does not have cancer is diagnosed with cancer and receives treatment unnecessarily. Misdiagnosis also occurs when a patient who has symptoms and clinical symptoms of cancer is not diagnosed on time and the necessary treatment is delayed.

If there is a delay in making a cancer diagnosis, this may result in fewer treatment options available to the patient. In many cases, the delay will have a detrimental impact on the patient's health and well-being and will also adversely affect their family. If there is a delay in the diagnosis of cancer, the patient may lose the opportunity to recover well because of this delay. This may mean that your chances of successfully completing treatment have been significantly reduced. Additionally, a patient whose cancer diagnosis is delayed may often require more aggressive treatment due to the delay in correctly diagnosing the cancer. This may result in surgery that would not otherwise be necessary, and you may be subjected to radiation therapy and chemotherapy that might otherwise be of lower intensity, shorter duration, or not required at all.

Reporting a cancer misdiagnosis is completely different from claims dealt with by the Health Injury Commission. The Health Injury Commission does not review medical negligence claims, so these claims must be brought to Court if you are unable to settle your case.

If you believe you have been the victim of a misdiagnosis or misdiagnosis, please contact Gearoid Howard at Crimmins Howard Solicitors who will be happy to answer your questions.

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