What you need to know about cancer misdiagnosis in Canada

What You Need to Know About Cancer Misdiagnosis in Canada

While modern medicine has come a long way, there are still a lot of situations where a patient is medically misdiagnosed, sometimes with disastrous consequences for the patient. If you have cancer and were misdiagnosed, this can significantly impact how soon you start to receive treatment and your chances for a full recovery.

In this article, we’ll cover the following things you need to know about cancer misdiagnoses in Canada, including:

  • What can lead to cancer misdiagnosis.
  • What’s involved in a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit.
  • Why you may want to pursue a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit.

If you’ve been the victim of a cancer misdiagnosis, then you may be considering a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit. At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, we can help you pursue your cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit to obtain the compensation that you deserve.

What can lead to a cancer misdiagnosis?

The later that cancer is diagnosed, the longer a chance it has to spread to the rest of your body, thus making it much harder to treat.

There are a variety of factors that can lead to a cancer misdiagnosis. The following is not an exhaustive list but includes some of the most common reasons that a cancer misdiagnosis can happen:

  • Your doctor does not recognize the symptoms you have as cancer.
  • A radiologist misreads your CT scan and misses your tumours.
  • Your doctor refuses to pursue an appropriate course of action to diagnose your symptoms.
  • Results of a blood test or other diagnostic tests are not received or reviewed in a timely manner.

If you’ve been subject to a cancer misdiagnosis, then you may want to pursue a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit.

What’s involved in a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit?

For a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit to be successful, the plaintiff must be able to prove:

  1. That they likely had cancer at the time they were misdiagnosed.
  2. That they would have been diagnosed in a more timely fashion had the proper care been administered; for example, the doctor had run or ordered the appropriate diagnostic tests.
  3. That they would have received timely treatment if they had not been misdiagnosed.
  4. That timely treatment would have led to a better outcome. 

All of this can be very challenging for a person to prove by themselves. This is why it’s so important to hire a medical malpractice lawyer when filing a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit.

Why would I want to pursue a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit?

The primary reason to pursue a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit is to obtain fair compensation. You can use this compensation in a variety of ways, including:

  • To pay for medical care or personal support workers not covered by your insurance or your provincial health plan.
  • To help cover lost wages due to you not being able to work.
  • To help cover costs for tasks you can no longer perform due to your missed diagnosis, such as child care, house cleaning, or yard work.
  • To cover any other expenses you have incurred as a result of your missed diagnosis.

An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help you understand why it’s so important to consider a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit if you’ve been the victim of a cancer misdiagnosis.

How can Sommers Roth & Elmaleh help me with a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit?

If you’re considering filing a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit, then we strongly recommend you hire an experienced and professional medical misdiagnosis lawyer. At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, we have over 40 years of experience navigating the complicated medical-legal system and winning medical misdiagnosis cases.

When you come to talk to us at Sommers Roth & Elmaleh about a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit, one of our compassionate lawyers will ask you some questions about your situation. Our medical misdiagnosis lawyers can explain to you whether or not you have the grounds to pursue a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit.

If we do feel you have the grounds to pursue a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit, we can explain to you:

  • Who you can include as part of your cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit. For example, you may want to pursue a lawsuit against your family doctor, a technician, a medical clinic, or a hospital.
  • What we’ll need to do in order to succeed with your cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit. As medical misdiagnosis lawyers, we’ll need to prove that you were provided with substandard care that led to your misdiagnosis and that your misdiagnosis meant you were not able to receive timely treatment.
  • How we’ll proceed with your cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit and what our next steps will be.

Pursuing a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit on your own can be daunting and exhausting, particularly if you’re already battling cancer. Hiring a professional medical misdiagnosis lawyer to handle your cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit will provide you with both the emotional and legal support you need to pursue your case correctly.

A Cancer Misdiagnosis Can Have a Devastating Impact on Your Life

If you’ve had a cancer misdiagnosis, then you’re likely feeling a variety of emotions: you’re scared, angry, and worried about your future. In this article, we’ve talked about:

  • Reasons that a cancer misdiagnosis can happen. These include a doctor’s failure to diagnose symptoms accurately or a failure to order the proper diagnostic tests. 
  • What a plaintiff needs to prove to have a robust cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit.
  • How compensation from a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit can improve your quality of life by helping cover various things, including home health care and lost wages.

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, our medical misdiagnosis lawyers can help you every step of the way with your cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit. We’ll discuss your options, and help you make informed decisions about the best way to pursue your cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit.

Contact Us to Learn More About How to Pursue a Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawsuit

Unfortunately, medical misdiagnoses happen every day, including cancer misdiagnoses. If you’re considering pursuing a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit, you should make sure you have a reliable and experienced medical misdiagnosis lawyer by your side to help protect your rights and interests.

If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you with a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit, reach out to Sommers Roth & Elmaleh for a free consultation. You can call us at 416-961-1212 or contact us online.

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