Colon Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney to File Lawsuit for Medical Malpractice

Cancer is a fast-growing and fast-spreading disease. Cancer can attack a specific part of the body and spread to different areas. Colon cancer, like all types of cancer, is often undetected. Many people experience symptoms that are ignored or disregarded by medical professionals. The missed diagnosis of colon cancer can result in the significant decrease of survival rates. If your colon cancer was undetected, you might be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for not detecting colon cancer. If so, you must speak to an experienced colon cancer attorney to sue the doctor that misdiagnosed your condition.

Normandie Law Firm is a personal injury firm dedicated to helping victims recover the compensation they deserve. Our law firm has handled many medical malpractice and negligence claims over the years. One of the most common types of medical negligence claims consists of cancer misdiagnosis. All types of cancer are dangerous; they are fast-spreading and fast-growing and can lead to death without treatment. Colon cancer is one of the most common and deadliest cancers. The failure to detect colon cancer in its early stages can prevent those who have cancer from receiving life-saving treatment. If you were the victim of a colon cancer misdiagnosis or experienced delay in diagnosing colon cancer, you might have grounds to file a claim for medical negligence. If you live or were affected in Fresno, Modesto, Lancaster, Palmdale, Victorville, Riverside, Corona, San Bernardino, Fontana, or anywhere in Orange County or Kern County, our law firm can represent you. Our law firm practices all over California—and our attorneys can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Many people mistakenly believe that doctors and medical professionals are not subject to the law. Because of this belief, they do not pursue legal action. Our attorneys will not hesitate to file a claim against a doctor for medical malpractice. Our attorneys will not hesitate to file a lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente, Cedars Sinai, or any other hospital. Our law firm has handled claims against many hospitals throughout California. These hospitals include some of the following: Sonoma developmental Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center, LAC/USC Medical Center, Sharp Memorial Hospital, Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Fontana, Stanford Hospital, San Francisco General Hospital, Methodist Hospital of Southern California, UCSF Medical Center, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Community Regional Medical Center-Fresno, Porterville Developmental Center, Lanterman Developmental Center, Fairview Developmental Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Huntington Memorial Hospital, University of California Davis Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Children Hospital of Los Angeles, and a number of Kaiser Permanente hospitals.

If your intestine cancer was undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, you must speak to a lawyer with experience in wrongful intestine cancer diagnosis. You have the right to sue the doctor or hospital for medical negligence. You must immediately contact a lawyer to sue a doctor for failure to diagnose colon cancer. Our attorneys can help you fight for your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Symptoms of Colon Cancer
Many people seek medical assistance with questions and concerns about specific symptoms. However, their symptoms are disregarded by medical professionals. Below, you will find a few of the symptoms that those with signs of colon cancer might be experiencing:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal discomfort (cramps, gas, pain)
  • Blood in stool
  • Changes in bowel habits

Many of the symptoms above can be confused with the symptoms of non-life threatening conditions. Because of that, many of those who have early stages of colon cancer might be sent home with orders to drink more fluid, change their diets, and maybe take an over-the-counter pain relief medication.

Treatment Options for Colon Cancer
When colon cancer is diagnosed in its early stages, there are a few options to treat cancer. These options include removing polyps during a colonoscopy, removing large polyps during an endoscopic mucosal resection, and minimally invasive surgery. For colon cancers that have developed further, treatment options include partial colectomy, lymph node removal, or an ostomy.  For colon cancers in advanced stages, treatment options include surgery to relieve symptoms, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and palliative care.

As the colon cancer progresses and worsens, treatment options become more extensive, invasive, and complex. Because of this, it is important to identify colon cancer in its early stages—early treatment increases the likelihood of survival. If your colon cancer was misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, you likely missed the possibility of treating your cancer in its early stages. You need to immediately contact a law firm experienced in colon cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits.

Medical Negligence is Colon Cancer Misdiagnosis
Was your misdiagnosis a result of medical negligence? If so, you can file a lawsuit against an oncologist who failed to make a diagnosis. You might also have grounds to sue the hospital. What constitutes medical negligence? Doctors, nurses, and all medical professionals owe patients a duty of care; they must provide care and treatment with skill, diligence, and competence. The duty of care includes listening to their patient’s concerns and identifying their patient’s symptoms to make a diagnosis. Medical professionals must exercise their duty of care to patients to treat patients for any conditions that might arise. A doctor practicing reasonable care would have evaluated the patient’s symptoms and ordered screening to identify the cause of the symptoms. If screening identified abnormalities, a doctor practicing reasonable care would have run additional tests to make a diagnosis.

If your doctor did not listen to your concerns and address your symptoms, he or she was negligent. If your doctor sent you home to rest instead of to a lab for testing, he or she was negligent. Failing to make a diagnosis or making a wrong diagnosis can leave a patient without the necessary treatment to ensure survival. Negligence can even lead to the patient’s death. If medical negligence led to the death of your loved one, a colon cancer misdiagnosis lawyer could help you sue the doctor for wrongful death.

Compensation Available for Misdiagnosis of Colon Cancer
What compensation might you be eligible to recover if you file a colon cancer misdiagnosis claim? The type of compensation available depends on the specific details of your claim. There are many forms of compensation that might apply to your claim; some of these forms are listed below:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages

The type and amount of compensation that you might be eligible to receive depends on the details of your claim. Therefore, you should not assume that you will receive all the compensation mentioned above. For more information on the types of compensation that you might be eligible to receive, you must immediately contact intestinal cancer misdiagnosis attorneys.

Normandie Law Firm
If you or a loved one was severely affected by misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit. Medical professionals have the duty to care for patients and do everything to keep them healthy. If your doctor failed to screen you for colon cancer, you likely missed vital treatment options that could have increased your quality of life. Unfortunately, cancer misdiagnosis claims continue to be one of the most common types of medical malpractice claims. Our attorneys have spent many years handling these claims and helping those with cancer recover the compensation they deserve. Although compensation does cannot cure cancer or restore the lives that we lost, it helps plaintiffs establish a stable foundation to focus on physical, emotional, and mental recovery. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping victims recover the maximum amount of compensation available; if you want to take action against a doctor or hospital for colon cancer misdiagnosis, you must immediately contact our law firm.

Our law firm offers free consultations and free second opinions to make our legal services available to all victims of misdiagnosis. Throughout the years of handling cancer misdiagnosis claims, we realized that many people hesitate to seek legal assistance because they fear the process and the fees. At our law firm, we always aim to make the legal process as simple, accessible, and worry-free as possible. Our free consultations and free second opinions allow every victim of colon cancer misdiagnosis to contact our firm for essential legal information. During our free consultations, our attorneys answer all questions and address all concerns. We guarantee that you will have all the information necessary to start your legal process. If you already have an attorney with another law firm, you might benefit from speaking to our attorneys. During free second opinions, our attorneys focus on filling the gaps of information left by incompetent attorneys. Our attorneys will evaluate your claim, covering every angle, and thoroughly explaining every detail. Our attorneys will help you get your claim back on the right track. How do you schedule a free consultation or free second opinion? You simply have to contact our law firm, and a helpful member of our legal staff will schedule an appointment for you to speak to our attorneys at your earliest convenience.

Our firm offers free consultations and free second opinions as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront fees for any of our legal services. Our law firm is also strictly based on contingency; therefore, our clients will not have to pay any legal fees until our attorneys win their lawsuits. Do not hesitate to contact our law firm—you will never have to worry about paying any legal fees. Our attorneys are ready to help you file your colon cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit.

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