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Can your doctor be liable for misdiagnosing cancer?

It is a sad fact that throughout Maryland more people are diagnosed with cancer every year. This illness has a profound effect on both its victims and their families and a diagnosis of this nature can be very hard to come to terms with. However, advances in medical science mean that there are many ways cancer can be combated and if caught early enough it can even be sent into remission.

Cancer treatment is often extremely taxing on the body, yet for many people it is worth it if there is a chance of recovery. Unfortunately, some patients do not receive their diagnosis in time. Doctors become caught up chasing other diagnoses, fail to take their patients seriously or simply fail to carry out the relevant tests.

The sad consequence of this is that these patients often suffer a dramatic worsening of their condition long before it is detected. The cancer can spread to other parts of their body, often making it more difficult and physically taxing to treat. It is understandable that in these cases the patient may feel angry with their doctor and want to challenge them for failing to diagnose them fast enough.

This is where medical malpractice cases come in. However, as this article on misdiagnosis explains, it can be hard to prove a doctor?s negligence in the case of cancer. This is because the illness can often spread significantly long before it is detectable. However, in cases where your doctor has failed to follow expected procedures, you may still be able to make a claim.

It can seem like a lot to take in, especially when faced with such a serious illness. However, an attorney might be able to help you. He or she can weigh up the circumstances of your treatment and may be able to assist you with filing a claim and pursuing the remuneration you deserve.

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Michael H. Bereston, Inc.
138 Main Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 2990
Annapolis, MD 21401

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