Cancer is a stressful, emotional, and daunting diagnosis to accept, whether it is your own or a loved one’s diagnosis. This diagnosis becomes even more disheartening when you learn that if your cancer was detected earlier, the outcome may have been different.
If you believe you or your loved one’s cancer could have been diagnosed sooner, contact the medical malpractice attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan immediately. Our doctor/attorney Robert Messey and nurse/attorney Gayle Sullivan will begin an immediate medical investigation into your case.
A delayed cancer diagnosis does not necessarily mean that your physician was negligent. In order for your doctor to be held negligent, he or she must have deviated from the standard of care. That means that he never ordered specific test that would have detected the cancer, mis-read the test results, or did not properly report and refer the patient for follow up care with another physician.
Additionally, the physician’s negligence needs to have caused permanent injury under Connecticut law. Permanent injury includes loss of function, amputation, and even death.
Contact the medical malpractice team at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan to discuss your options at 855-494-8300.