Whether it's just developed or is in one of its final stages, being diagnosed with cancer can feel devastating. Discovering you have cancer doesn't have to be a death sentence, as a timely diagnosis can result in treatment that is often successful, allowing New Jersey patients to go on to live full and healthy lives. Unfortunately, a failure to diagnose cancer in a timely manner can leave some victims without many options or hope.
Certain diseases and illnesses tend to have a small time frame for successful treatment. After that time frame has passed, treatment may become more difficult and severe and may even be less likely to be effective. Patients in New Jersey who have suffered from a failure to diagnose cancer may understand this better than most.
Losing a loved one to cancer can be exceptionally difficult for any New Jersey family. Recently, two women from another state in the United States alleged that a clinic acted negligently by the failure to diagnose cancer in one of their family members. They claim that this ultimately led to his death, which may have been avoided if he had been diagnosed correctly.
The death of a loved one is rarely an easy pill to swallow, and when that death was caused by an apparent act of malpractice, it can be even more difficult to comprehend. One woman’s death as a result of failure to diagnose cancer was the result of a doctor in another state. He is also licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey. Although he had previously lost his license to practice in a neighboring state, he retained the ability to practice in three total states. Nevertheless, he was required to inform those states of his license revocation and apparently failed to do so.
People need to be able to trust their doctors and other medical professionals. This is why doctors and other medical professionals are required to go through plenty of schooling as well as pass exams in order to be able to practice in New Jersey and elsewhere. However, there are times when medical professionals make mistakes which prove to be incredibly detrimental to patients. This seems to have been what happened in a recent case involving a failure to diagnose cancer.
One of the primary ways that cancer is diagnosed is through a lengthy and expensive procedure to analyze the lubricant naturally formed by the lungs while breathing. It is called pleural fluid. Unfortunately, the technique is also not as accurate as it could be and runs the risk of errors. A new technique being developed by researchers could reduce the failure to diagnose cancer and get treatment started as soon as possible.