When symptoms consistent with colorectal cancer manifest themselves, doctors should conduct certain tests to rule out cancer. Failure to follow standard treatment protocols in responding to certain symptoms may constitute medical malpractice when it leads to a misdiagnosis of colorectal cancer or a failure to catch it in time. At The Donahey Law Firm, our Columbus, Ohio colorectal cancer misdiagnosis attorneys expose negligence on the part of gastroenterologists, proctologists, and internists who misdiagnose colorectal cancer as a result of not following standard treatment protocols. We review our client's medical history, what tests were or were not conducted when symptoms were first brought to the attention of a doctor, and whether proper follow-up occurred. We have the experience, knowledge, and resources needed to establish a balance of power between victims of misdiagnosed colorectal cancer and HMOs.
If you've suffered serious injuries or medical complications due to misdiagnosed or failure to diagnose colorectal cancer, contact the medical malpractice lawyers at the Donahey Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation.
Bringing a Medical Malpractice Case against Your Doctor
The vast majority of doctors will deny any wrongdoing in regard to a late cancer diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Doctors may claim certain indications weren't present; or, they may claim a patient failed to follow-up or properly inform them of health conditions known to increase one's risk for developing colorectal cancer. For these reasons, if you believe your doctor was negligent in diagnosing your colorectal cancer, consulting an attorney is your first step.
If, after reviewing your case, our attorneys believe you have grounds for a lawsuit, an expert report must be provided that establishes a preliminary finding of negligence on the part of your doctor. Our office can help coordinate the providing of an expert report by working with various medical experts. Once the expert report is submitted, we then begin preparing your case by reviewing your medical records and analyzing what your doctor did and didn't do.
Contact Medical Malpractice Lawyers at the Donahey Law Firm Today
If you believe your doctor failed to diagnose your colorectal cancer due to a failure to follow screening guidelines, contact our Columbus, Ohio attorneys at the Donahey Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.