When the physician, medical care provider facility or hospital deviated or departed from accepted community standard of practice, and that such departure was a proximate cause of the patient’s failure diagnose cancer which caused injuries to the patient, at that condition patient may bring an action against such physician. In legal term, it is called Medical Malpractice, and in general term, we may say physician’s fault or wrongful act, the error which caused injury to the patient.
Physician, clinics, facility or hospital has a duty to timely diagnose patient’s cancer condition, find a risk of cancer condition and provide medical advice to his/her patient where the patient can make the informed decision to take particular medical treatment from the physician, clinic, or hospital. Further, if necessary, Physician or facility or hospital should have referred to a specialist to further evaluate patient’s condition.
When the physician, clinic or hospital failed to timely diagnose cancer condition and/or provide medical care timely for cancer. If such act or omission of physician caused injury the patient at that condition patient may have a claim against physician, facility, clinic or hospital.
Some Types of Delay to diagnose cancer and/or provide medical care for Cancer are:
- Delay in diagnosing and/or providing treatment of Cancer
- Delay in diagnosing and/or providing treatment of breast Cancer
- Delay in diagnosing and/or providing treatment of brain tumor
- Failure to perform Biopsy of suspected part of the body
- Failure to obtain Mammogram, thermogram, sonogram, and/or needle aspiration
The victim may claim following damages:
- Past medical care expenses
- Future medical care expenses
- Loss of income
- Past Pain and suffering
- Future pain and suffering
- If applicable life care expenses
- Other damages
BLF obtains Medical expert’s medical opinion what was the cause of injuries because of failure to diagnose and provide treatment. Based on Medical Expert’s opinion BLF decides whether to process the claim or not.