Colon cancer is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed cancers in the United States. MyCentralJersey.com reported that a 47-year-old New Jersey woman and cancer survivor has now become a vocal advocate and spokeswoman for other patients who have had their cancer misdiagnosed, similar to her experience.
The woman was told by two different doctors that the lower abdominal pain and discomfort she was experiencing was constipation. It was only after she insisted on seeing a gastrointestinal specialist that she was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer. Had she not persisted, her cancer may have been more advanced.
Since it is generally accepted that patients whose cancer is diagnosed and treated earlier have a greater chance of survival, a healthcare provider who puts their patient in danger by failing to timely diagnose cancer, may potentially be held liable for any harm resulting from the delayed diagnosis.
The New Jersey failure to diagnose cancer attorneys at Blume Forte have successfully represented numerous victims of delayed cancer diagnosis and their families. If your health has been compromised as a result of a failure to diagnose cancer, or, because of a cancer misdiagnosis, call our office at 973-845-4421 for a no-cost consultation to discuss your possible claim.