A failure to diagnose colon cancer can lead to serious health complications and death. Typically, when doctors screen patients for colon cancer, certain tests should be undertaken, as well as a colonoscopy. Doctors who ignore symptoms associated with colon cancer can be held financially liable for injuries and fatalities that occur as a result of their misdiagnosis. At The Donahey Law Firm, our medical malpractice attorneys work closely with medical experts in reviewing the actions of doctors who failed to diagnose colon cancer. We look at our client's medical history, what sorts of symptoms were present at the time, and what sorts of tests were ordered. At trial, we cross-exam doctors in order to find out why certain tests or procedures weren't undertaken, reviewing standard treatment protocols and what is recommended in certain situations.
If your doctor delayed diagnosis or failed to diagnose your colon cancer, contact Columbus, Ohio medical malpractice attorneys at the Donahey Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Complications and Injuries due to a Failure to Diagnose Colon Cancer
Our misdiagnosis attorneys represent clients suffering from the following due to a delay in diagnosis/treatment or a failure to diagnose colon cancer:
- Cancer of the liver
- Cancer of the kidneys
- Bone cancer
- Shortened colon due surgical procedure
- Gall bladder cancer
Reviewing the Actions of Your Doctor
There are certain standard treatment protocols that doctors are supposed to follow when treating patients. In the case of colon cancer, blood in the stool, unexplained weight loss or fatigue, or changes in bowel movements should raise red flags for your doctor. Even if your doctor doesn't initially suspect colon cancer, other conditions such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis should be ruled out since both can lead to colon cancer. In ruling out underlying conditions such as Crohn's or colitis, a doctor should conduct a colonoscopy and other tests. Failure to do so may play a material role in failing to diagnose colon cancer.
Contact Our Ohio Attorneys
A failure to diagnose colon cancer is a serious instance of medical malpractice. If you or a family member has suffered serious medical complications due to a failure on the part of a doctor to diagnose colon cancer, contact the Columbus, Ohio lawyers at The Donahey Law Firm today.