Delayed Diagnosis of Colon Cancer Victims


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Statistics show that colon cancer patients have a high survival rate if the cancer is detected and treated in its early stages. The American Cancer Society reports that only 6 percent of patients survive when the cancer has advanced to stage 4. If you or a family member suffers from advanced stages of colon cancer, it can be devastating to learn that your doctor should have diagnosed the disease long ago.

At Cravens & Noll, in Richmond, Virginia, our attorneys are experienced in handling delayed diagnosis cases. We understand the devastation advanced cancer has on patients and their families. We know how to build a strong case and hold negligent parties accountable for their wrongdoing.

Causes of Misdiagnosed Colon Cancer

Symptoms of colon cancer include trouble with bowel movements, rectal bleeding, fatigue and stomach discomfort. These can also be symptoms of other illnesses so a cancer diagnosis is easy to miss. In order to have a valid medical malpractice claim, you must prove that your advanced illness was the direct result of a doctor’s error and that a similar doctor under the same circumstances would not have missed the diagnosis.

Examples of medical malpractice leading to misdiagnosed colon cancer include:

  • Failure to recognize common symptoms of colon cancer
  • Failure to order the appropriate medical tests
  • Failure to take symptoms seriously, or ignoring important symptoms
  • Failure to interpret the tests correctly
  • Failure to inform the patient of his or her illness in a timely manner

Contact the Virginia Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Cravens & Noll

If you suffer from stage 4 colon cancer due a delayed diagnosis, you need to take steps to ensure the negligent party is held accountable. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys can help you uncover the truth and seek the compensation you need. To schedule an initial consultation, contact Cravens & Noll online or call us at 804-332-6161 or toll free at 866-547-6373.

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