Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American men, affecting a very large proportion of older men in particular. When diagnosed early enough, prostate cancer can often be treated effectively, but a delay in diagnosis can have major consequences.
At the law firm of DeLuca & Weizenbaum in Providence, Rhode Island, our experienced lawyers help cancer victims and their families pursue medical malpractice claims arising from misdiagnosis. To schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney, call us at 401-354-7233.
Did Your Doctor See The Warning Signs Of Prostate Cancer?
Doctors have a responsibility to recommend appropriate screening to any man who is at risk for prostate cancer. When they do not follow the standards of their profession, they can be held accountable for the consequences through medical malpractice lawsuits.
Under current professional guidelines, men should be screened for prostate cancer annually after the age of 45 or 50, or if they have any warning signs of cancer.
These warning signs include frequent urination, difficult urination and pain in the prostate region. If a patient has any of these symptoms, his doctor should order a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test and follow up any positive results with a biopsy or other test.
Were You Harmed By Your Cancer Going Untreated?
A failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of prostate cancer can have serious consequences. Untreated cancer can expand and metastasize, significantly reducing the effectiveness of treatment options and the patient's chances for making a full recovery.
Seeking Compensation For Delayed Treatment
If your prostate cancer has gone untreated or you have lost a loved one due to a doctor's misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, don't hesitate to contact us to discuss whether you have a medical malpractice claim. You will not pay any fees unless we help you obtain compensation.