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Statute of Limitations to File a Cancer Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has suffered from a misdiagnosis, or late diagnosis of cancer from a medical professional, you may be eligible to file a cancer medical malpractice lawsuit against said professional. A successful lawsuit, however, must follow the statute of limitations enforced by the state the suit respectively takes place. Determining the statute of limitations, as well as the nature of your case altogether can best be done with the help of one of our cancer medical malpractice lawyer. At Normandie Law Firm, one of the top-rated legal groups in California, our expert Los Angeles attorneys with experience in medical malpractice cases can walk you through the often arduous task of suing the hospital, doctor, or medical facility responsible for your damages. Contact our experienced lawyers today, and we can discuss the incident, the damages, the aftermath, and how best to move forward with earning you compensation.

Cancer: One Of The Most Deadliest Diseases
Cancer is a debilitating disease that affects the cells of the human body. While healthy cells are reproduced as needed, cancerous cells reproduce rapidly and do not suit any particular function. During the normal cell reproductive process, cells are formed to replaced other damaged or dead cells throughout the body. Cancer cells, however, leave the damaged cells alone, and instead divide and grow into tumors. These tumors come in two forms: benign and malignant. Benign tumors are far less lethal than their counterpart as they do not spread and often do not grow back once removed. Benign tumors can become life-threatening when they develop in the brain, however. Malignant tumors are far more insidious. Unlike benign tumors, malignant tumors can divide and multiply. Sometimes these cancerous cells can get into the bloodstream and can form other cancerous tumors throughout the body.

Treatments for cancer can be quite devastating as well. The most common form of cancer treatment, chemotherapy, involves the injection of chemical substances into the body that hinders the growth and division of cancerous cells. This treatment is far from full proof, however, and can lead to any of the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Hair Loss
  • Infection
  • Anemia
  • Constipation
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Nerve and muscle damage
  • Kidney problems
  • Drastic mood swings
  • Fertility Problems.

These are just some of the debilitating side effects that chemotherapy can bring on. While chemotherapy is not a full proof treatment, the sooner the treatment is administered, the more likely a patient is to recover. For this reason, a timely, and proper diagnosis of cancer is vital in fighting the disease efficiently. Listed below are some of the various types of cancer a person can develop.

  • Breast Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Colon/Colorectal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma

Each form of cancer forms in certain parts of the body and has their characteristics and treatments. While the causes of each type of cancer may differ, the two leading causes of all kinds of cancer are things like a genetic disposition to the development of cancerous cells, and adverse exposure to radiation or harsh chemical substances.

Failing to diagnose the condition of a patient can be truly devastating and can lead to a worsening of the disease or even death. If you have been subject to a missed diagnosis, a wrongful diagnosis, a misdiagnosis, a failed diagnosis, or a delayed diagnosis due to the negligence of a medical professional you have every right to sue the hospital, lab, emergency room, doctor, or medical facility responsible. A medical error as severe as the negligent performance of a diagnostic test of a patient should not be left without proper compensation. To pursue legal action, however, it is recommended that you first understand the statute of limitations that surround cancer malpractice lawsuits. For more information, consult with a qualified attorney with expertise in medical malpractice injury lawsuits.

The Statute of Limitations For Cancer Medical Malpractice
Our skilled attorneys with experience handling medical malpractice claims at Normandie Law firm are often asked a wide variety of questions in regards to the statute of limitations for doctor errors in California. Some of the most frequently asked questions are as follows:

  • “What is the statute of limitations for suing a doctor for cancer misdiagnosis in California?”
  • “What is the statute of limitations to sue for failure to diagnose cancer in California?”
  • “When is the deadline to sue a hospital for late diagnosis of cancer?”
  • “What is the time frame or time limit to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for a wrongful diagnosis of cancer?”

The best way to answer some of these questions is to start with defining what the Statute of Limitation laws are. The Statutes Of Limitations for any cases are the laws that define the period of limitation for the bringing of certain kinds of legal action. In layman’s terms, this means a law that sets the maximum period in which one can wait before filing a lawsuit. These statutes of limitations depend on the type of case or claim, and often vary from state to state. For instance, the medical malpractice statute of limitation laws in the state of New York is more than likely going to differ from the statute of limitation laws carried out in Alabama.

In regards to cancer medical malpractice claims made in California combine the normal limitations with something called a discovery rule. This discovery rule expands on the standard 1-year time limit and allows patient three years of the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. Any lawsuit filed longer than three years after the date of a doctor’s accused negligence has grounds to be dismissed by the court.

Since cancer malpractice lawsuits fall under the larger category of medical malpractice lawsuits, these cases adhere to the same statutes of limitations. If you have a case that you would like to file for incidents like a doctor’s error, malpractice, or a lab error, it is in your best interest that you consult substantially experienced legal advice. Winning a medical malpractice case is typically far more challenging than any other form of personal injury case, as healthcare professionals more than likely have the resources to employ a whole host of expert legal consultants. As a result, you should make sure to have an accomplished lawyer experienced in medical malpractice cases on your side.

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered due to the misdiagnosis of cancer by medical negligence, you may be eligible to file a claim to collect substantial compensation. An experienced attorney can assist you.

FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: At Normandie Law Firm, our top medical malpractice attorneys can help you sue the party responsible for the damages that you have had to endure. Contact us today, and join some of our many clients who benefit from our zero fee guarantee policy. Under this policy, you do not have to pay for our services until we follow through on our promise and win your case. As a further commitment to you, our policy also guarantees free second case reviews. Reach out to us today, and we can guide you through the process of filing your claim and earning the resources owed to you for a speedy recovery. An attorney who has experience in cancer medical malpractice cases will be available to help.

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