Legal Representation for Medical Misdiagnosis Cases in Detroit
Misdiagnosis of Cancer
Failure to diagnose and treat cancer in a timely manner can lead to severe complications and even wrongful death. Few discoveries are as concerning as learning that a cancer was misdiagnosed or not diagnosed as early as appropriate. This delicate issue becomes even more painful when a physician delayed potentially life-saving treatment. A mistake of this magnitude can be the result of many factors, including:
- Failure to perform proper diagnostic tests.
- Errors in interpreting the results of tests.
- Errors made on the part of laboratory technicians processing the tests.
- Misinterpreting the symptoms presented by the patient.
Frederic M. Rosen, PC has evaluated and/or pursued cases involving the following kinds of cancer and related cases:
- Colon cancer
- Breast cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Brain tumors
- Bladder cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Various others
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Failure to Diagnose a Heart Attack
Every year in the United States, more than a million people have a heart attack, also known as an MI (myocardial infarction). A heart attack is an instance of heart failure, the stopping of the heart’s normal function. About two-thirds of individuals having a heart attack will show symptoms, such as some or all of the following:
- Severe chest pain
- A tingling sensation in the chest
- Pressure or a sense of fullness in the chest
- A feeling of heartburn/indigestion
- Pain or numbness radiating into one or both arms
If the symptoms and signs of a heart attack are noted in time and diagnosed correctly, the patient can be treated and the serious consequences of a full-blown heart attack can be prevented. In contrast, a failure to diagnose a heart attack can have devastating results.
Failure to Diagnose a Stroke
As with heart attacks, the appearance of symptoms of a stroke should be taken very seriously by medical professionals. Immediate medical treatment of a stroke can mean the difference between life and death or very serious complications.
Strokes kill more than 150,000 individuals in the U.S. each year. The potential symptoms of a stroke include:
- Sudden numbness in a body part such as the face, arm, or leg
- Sudden inability to speak or understand speech
- Trouble walking, moving
- Loss of balance
- Severe and sudden headache
Common types of strokes include hemorrhagic (blood loss) and ischemic (blood flow blockage) strokes. Symptoms may be similar, but treatment is often quite different.
What to Do If You’ve Suffered From a Failure to Diagnose Cancer, a Heart Attack or Stroke
Medical negligence has grave consequences. The damages due to a failure to diagnose a heart attack or stroke may be eligible for financial compensation from the responsible party.
Contact Frederic M. Rosen, PC to learn more about your legal rights if you’ve been harmed by medical malpractice.