We have more and more reasons to want to be informed about cancer care. The National Cancer Institute estimated that in the United States, in 2016, more than 1.5 million people were diagnosed with cancer.
According to Cancer Research UK, one in two people may develop cancer at some point in their life. Estimations are harrowing, more so as the evolution is not an optimistic one, previously, the number suggested by research was one in three.
However, we can do more than getting informed about cancer. Millions begin their colon cancer, ovarian cancer or brain cancer journey and must sustain surgery, chemotherapy, transplants and long-time medical treatment.
It is, finally, an individual journey but it shouldn't be a solitary one. Many people who have cancer say that little acts of kindness from strangers made a huge difference in their lives. Psychologists tell us that we are wired to connect, our need to be social is fundamental, and it seems probable that this need may be even more important when we suffer.
The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary believes in campaigns destined to support cancer patients, and we made sure ten people had a reason to smile and their days were brightened by receiving gift baskets.
Together, we can make a difference in supporting those that find themselves on a cancer journey. Small things lift us up and turn our whole days around. We hope you'll also consider helping.
We Believe in Kindness Campaigns
When we learned about Environmental Litigation Group P.C.'s kindness campaign, we decided to help. The group provides help in legal action for people who have suffered occupational asbestos exposure and have, consequently, developed malignant mesothelioma - pleural mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma - and other different forms of cancer. The goal of this campaign is raising awareness of the quality of life of people affected by cancer. Anyone can participate by offering or sponsoring gift baskets which contain fresh produce, vitamins, or useful items.
Cancer: What to Do When a Diagnosis Error Occurs
While a cancer diagnosis is a dreaded, anxiety-producing event, learning that you or a loved one is in the early stages or at an advanced stage of cancer due to the wrong diagnosis can be overwhelming. Early discovery can make the difference between cure and remission. Most types of cancer respond to treatment plans if they are discovered in the early stages. Due to medical errors, cancer is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, costing cancer patients precious time and often leading to serious injury or death.
If you suspect cancer, you may discover more through a routine physical examination, through lab results or you can ask your doctor about your symptoms. It is not a patient's responsibility to know that some symptoms may indicate cancer. That is for doctors. Cancer misdiagnosis can occur in many ways, including:
- Improper performance or interpretation of diagnostic tests
- Failure to take a careful and detailed medical history
- Failure to perform a thorough and complete physical examination
- Failure to adequately follow up or communicate with the patient
- Failure to recognize early warning signs and common symptoms
- Failure to recommend or offer cancer screening
- Failure to recommend blood tests or other tests due to financial concerns
- Failure to refer to appropriate specialists
- The human error between doctors and medical facilities
Any type of cancer that received the wrong diagnosis and treatment due to medical mistakes is a ground for a medical malpractice claim. When a medical professional's actions were a breach of the standard of care owed for patient safety, a medical malpractice attorney can help victims recover compensation to cover economic damages.
Contact Sean M. Cleary, Miami Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney
Hearing you have cancer is difficult. Hearing that you have suffered medical misdiagnosis can be devastating. Call us to get the important facts you need to know about misdiagnoses and medical malpractice law. Misdiagnose of or failure to diagnose cancer is a common cause of medical malpractice claims, but proving negligence in the doctor patient relationship can be difficult.
No amount of money can make up for a person's preventable or unnecessary death, or for the added anguish of knowing that premature death would probably have been avoided had medical experts such as an oncologist or a medical provider acted properly. However, early death creates a financial hardship for families, and the negligent responsible party should bear that cost: medical bills, all medical aggressive treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and in some cases permanent disability.
If you or a loved suffered illness or injury or you lost a loved one due to what you suspect was a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer or a failure to get an accurate diagnosis of cancer you may be entitled to fair compensation.
Miami medical malpractice lawyer Sean M. Cleary has presented many medical malpractice cases relating to failure to diagnose cancer to malpractice insurance companies and juries and has helped many families achieve substantial financial recoveries. Sean M. Cleary is committed to using his knowledge and experience to help any family or individual who has suffered a serious medical, permanent injury or death due to medical negligence to obtain fair compensation. If you believe you or a loved one may have experienced such an injury, please contact The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary, today.