Scientists and medical professionals are always looking for more accurate and efficient ways to diagnose cancer. According to recent reports, a pathologist has developed software to assist doctors in identifying cancer cells in varied tissue sections. The information provided by the software can help doctors determine the severity of the cancer resulting in more accurate diagnoses.
This new software will not replace pathologists, but it can be used to enhance the reliability of a pathologist’s interpretation.
Some of the most commonly misdiagnosed cancers include colorectal, breast, lung and pancreatic cancer. Depending on the nature of the abnormal cell growth, cancer cells can multiply and spread quickly, or a cancer may be slow growing. In either case, patients who are not diagnosed in a timely manner may have fewer treatment options and a worsened prognosis. However, as further advancements are made to help in the diagnosis of cancer, hopefully healthcare providers will utilize the resources available to them, and maybe fewer people will suffer from misdiagnoses and failures to timely diagnose their disease.
Those patients who have suffered due to a medical professional’s failure to diagnose, or timely diagnose, can pursue a medical malpractice claim seeking financial compensation for physical and psychological injuries and other damages including potential lost earnings, and costs associated with medical, surgical and rehabilitative treatment.
The experienced New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers at Blume Forte are Certified Civil Trial Attorneys with experience in handling matters involving failure to properly diagnose cancer. Call us at (973) 635-5400 to discuss your potential claim at no cost.