3049 Miller Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Call Now Free Consultation(734) 769-6838

Ann Arbor Failure To Diagnose Cancer Lawyer

Home  /  Ann Arbor Failure To Diagnose Cancer Lawyer

Medical Malpractice In Failure To Diagnose Cancer

Medical advancements over the past two decades or more have changed how cancer is treated. It has also improved survival rates of some types of cancer. A key factor to successfully treat breast cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer is early diagnosis and immediate treatment.

Determining Negligence In Diagnosis

Cancers may develop from environmental factors such as smoking or carcinogenic foods. Some people have a genetic predisposition to certain cancers. But many times, the cause of cancers is unknown, and there is family history or known risk factors.

Most often, a malpractice or negligence claim involving cancer refers to a delay in making the correct diagnosis. Once cancer is diagnosed, it is usually treated properly. Whether or a cancer patient recovers primarily depends upon the type of cancer and stage of cancer at diagnosis.

ann arbor failure to diagnose cancer attorney

Holding Doctors Accountable

Establishing a claim for medical malpractice requires evidence that the client was deprived of a chance for a better outcome had the cancer been diagnosed at an earlier stage. The evidence may center on errors of primary care doctors, oncologists or radiologists relating to office visits, reported symptoms and diagnostic tests. It may center on delayed treatment or inappropriate treatments that were not consistent with standard protocols for that type and stage of cancer.

ann arbor failure to diagnose cancer lawyer

We also handle cases in which clients were harmed by cancer misdiagnosis, such as a false positive leading to unnecessary surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.

Please contact an Ann Arbor failure to diagnose cancer lawyer at Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, to determine if you have a case for cancer misdiagnosis. We can be reached by phone at 734-545-8421 or through our convenient online contact form.


Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC

3049 Miller Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Request A Consultation

Call us at (734) 769-6838 OR Use the
form below to Request a free case evaluation.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.