During these unprecedented times, Clark, Perdue, & List Co, LPA is here to fully support your needs in a timely and safe manner. COVID-19 should not affect your ability to investigate a personal injury case. We currently remain open and are still accepting new cases. With your safety top of mind, we are scheduling all meetings via telephone or video conference at this time.

Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Columbus, Ohio, Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Cancer is the most common disease that physicians fail to timely diagnose. Early detection and treatment of cancer is crucial. Quite literally, it can make the difference between life and death. The earlier cancer is diagnosed and proper treatment is initiated, the greater the chance for survival. Failure to diagnose cancer can be deadly.

Tragically, doctors can fail to recognize a patient’s symptoms until the cancer has progressed to a point that invasive measures are needed or where treatment options are limited or nonexistent. As many as 12 percent of the estimated 1.5 million – or 180,000 – new cancer cases diagnosed each year are missed by a physician or physicians.

Sometimes cancer is missed completely, sometimes it is misdiagnosed. Breast cancer can be misdiagnosed as a cyst or colon cancer misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids. Sometimes a person who does not have cancer is misdiagnosed as having cancer, resulting in unnecessary treatment, pain and distress.

Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis can be caused by:

  • Failure to recognize symptoms
  • Failure to order proper diagnostic tests or screenings
  • Failure to refer to specialists
  • Failure to follow up
  • Improper testing
  • Improper interpretation of tests or screenings

Contact A Lawyer

If you have been injured, or a love one has died, because of a missed medical diagnosis, contact the Columbus, Ohio, medical malpractice attorneys at Clark, Perdue & List to find out if you have a claim.


Hidden Nursing Home Violations

The federal government uses a ‘Care Compare’ rating system to track nursing homes in the United States via their Medicare.gov website. This rating system was designed to track nursing home safety violations and help loved ones choose safe homes for their family member needing care. Unfortunately, a New York Times investigation has found flaws in the reporting system which is allowing many heinous infractions to be left off this rating database.

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7 Signs You Need a Columbus Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

If someone at an Ohio adult care facility takes advantage of or causes harm to your loved one, you need to speak with a Columbus nursing home abuse attorney. But you’ll never need to do that, right? Hopefully not – however, according to the National Center on Elder...

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