Cancer. One of the most devastating words a doctor can say. All of a sudden you feel a confluence of emotions – sadness, fear, uncertainty. Why me? How much time do I have? What will chemotherapy be like? If your cancer was caught in a late stage due to an earlier misdiagnosis, you may also be feeling angry and cheated. While we can’t give you back the lost time, we can fight for you to be compensated to alleviate some of the financial burdens of your diagnosis.
What Determines If You Have a Medical Misdiagnosis Case
If your doctor misdiagnosed your cancer, you may be able to file a medical malpractice case. According to Florida law, if your doctor did not follow the standards of care that other doctors in the same specialty would follow, then the doctor may have been negligent in providing a proper level of care for you. Examples of negligent care may include failure to:
- Follow up on symptoms and early warning signs
- Follow standard procedures for testing
- Take a complete and accurate medical history
- Correctly interpret results
- Refer you to a specialist
If the doctor was negligent, you are entitled to compensation for your losses. These may include pain and suffering for the physical pain and psychological distress you are going through, loss of quality of life, and loss of companionship for a loved one. In addition, you may be entitled to damages for the financial impact of the misdiagnosis, such as lost wages, medical bills, and reduced future earning capacity.
Filing a Medical Misdiagnosis Lawsuit
The first step in filing a medical misdiagnosis lawsuit is contacting an attorney experienced in winning medical misdiagnosis cases, like Cutler Rader. We have years of experience fighting tirelessly for patients who were the victims of a cancer misdiagnosis. We are compassionate attorneys who will aggressively pursue justice for our clients.
The statute of limitations for filing a medical misdiagnosis case is two years from the date of the misdiagnosis or discovery of the misdiagnosis. However, don’t delay – contact us right away because building a strong case takes time.
A cancer misdiagnosis can profoundly impact your life and that of your loved ones. Contact Cutler Rader today for a free case evaluation.
Cutler Rader, P.L.
With over 75 years of combined experience, the attorneys at Cutler Rader understand the meaning of Justice. Our one and only mission is to get each client the justice he or she deserves; our team of attorneys never back down when we know our client is right.
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