Getting a cancer diagnosis can be a terrifying experience for any New Jersey resident. However, the situation could become even more heart-wrenching if individuals believe that there was a failure to recognize cancer while it was in the early stages. In such cases, negatively affected parties may have cause to pursue legal action against various medical professionals and entities.
One couple in another state have recently decided to pursue such a route. Reports stated that a man was diagnosed with liver cancer, but it was apparently not recognized during its early stages. As a result, the couple claim that the man suffered for a longer period of time due to the lack of diagnosis. They believe that the tests results regarding his liver biopsy were not properly interpreted to catch the cancer early on.
As a result of this failure to diagnose, the couple have decided to move forward with a lawsuit. The suit has named one doctor and three medical-related entities as defendants. It was not disclosed exactly how much compensation the plaintiffs are hoping to receive if their case proves successful.
The failure to recognize cancer is a serious mistake as early detection is often an important factor in effectively treating such an illness. If New Jersey residents believe that they were negatively affected due to their doctors not properly diagnosing their cancers, they may wish to find out more information on their legal options. Pursuing medical malpractice claims could help them work toward seeking justice and restitution for unnecessary medical mistakes.
Source: pennrecord.com, "UPMC, others blamed for alleged failure to timely diagnose cancer", Louie Torres, Feb. 8, 2017