Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Colon Cancer On the Rise Among Young Adults
A recent report published by researchers from the American Cancer Society in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reports that colon cancer is on the rise among young adults. A delayed or missed diagnosis of colon cancer could be considered Connecticut medical malpractice.
This study is a culmination of over four decades of research. The statistics are staggering:
- In 2013, over 11,000 people in their 40s were diagnosed with colon cancer.
- In that same year, 4,000 people under 40 were diagnosed with colon cancer.
- Colorectal cancer rates rose an average of 3.2% per year in young adults starting in 1983.
Do not ignore the signs and symptoms of colon cancer. If you or a loved one reported these symptoms to a physician and were later diagnosed with colon cancer after a significant injury (bowel removal, death, etc.) you may have a Connecticut medical malpractice case. Contact our office immediately. Our doctor/attorney Bob Messey and nurse/attorney Gayle Sullivan will begin an immediate medical and legal investigation into your case.