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Boston Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney

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A cancer diagnosis can be some of the most harrowing and distressing news you will ever receive. Those diagnosed with cancer often experience an emotional rollercoaster as their entire life begins to change. They may go through rigorous treatment and deal with the various grueling side effects that come with it. After everything they have gone through, some patients come to find that they were misdiagnosed. A cancer misdiagnosis goes beyond inconvenience, especially if your health is now compromised after receiving treatment you did not need. On the other side of the spectrum, there are countless patients whose cancer is not diagnosed correctly until it is too late. Unfortunately, both scenarios can be fatal for the victims. 

If you are a victim of cancer misdiagnosis in Boston, Massachusetts, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. The skilled cancer misdiagnosis attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan are dedicated to helping victims of misdiagnosis recover the maximum amount of compensation for their losses. Our team has a proven track record of success and has recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients in Boston and the surrounding areas. To learn more about how we can help you and to schedule a free consultation, give us a call at (617) 380-4014 or complete our contact form today. 

How Can Cancer Be Misdiagnosed in Boston, MA?

A cancer misdiagnosis could occur as a result of various factors. However, negligence among healthcare professionals often results in misdiagnosis with severe consequences for the victim. Some common causes of cancer misdiagnosis in Boston include:

  • Failing to perform a lung cancer test on a non-smoking patient
  • The patient’s symptoms are consistent with another condition
  • Administering a diagnostic test improperly
  • Recording test results incorrectly
  • Failing to take and consider the patient’s complete medical history
  • Failing to recommend routine cancer testing such as colonoscopies and mammograms
  • Failing to refer a patient to a specialist when necessary

While it is up to doctors to diagnose their patients properly, there are several steps you can take to decrease the risk. Making sure your doctor is fully informed of your medical history, symptoms, and current medications can decrease the risk of misdiagnosis. If you feel that you may have been misdiagnosed, seek out a second opinion as soon as possible. 

Dangerous Effects of a Cancer Misdiagnosis

The effects of an erroneous cancer diagnosis can impact every area of your life. Some people undergo treatment for cancer they don’t have, creating other severe health issues that were not present before the incorrect diagnosis. Other victims may make hasty decisions about their lives because they believe they face a terminal diagnosis. 

Sometimes, those misdiagnosed believe they are in good health only to find they have cancer quickly advancing through their bodies. The lack of treatment impacts these victims due to the negligent actions of their doctors. The effects of a cancer misdiagnosis are grave and can have long-term impacts on victims forced to contend with the aftermath.

How Can a Boston Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney Help You?

At Sweeney Merrigan, our lawyers are dedicated to helping ensure each client achieves justice for the negligence they have suffered. Some of the many ways our first-class attorneys can help your case include:

  • Communicating with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Investigating and determining the total value of your claim
  • Negotiating the best possible settlement on your behalf
  • Identifying the healthcare professional’s mistake
  • Consulting with medical experts to establish negligence
  • Being a pillar of support and answering your legal questions during this trying time

Your lawyer will work tirelessly so that you can receive the maximum compensation possible for your medical malpractice claim. Your attorney will thoroughly investigate and evaluate your case to determine which damages you may be eligible to collect. Through your medical malpractice claim, you may be able to recover damages for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. 

Consult With a Highly-Qualified Boston Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer at Sweeney Merrigan

If you are a victim of a cancer misdiagnosis in Boston, Massachusetts, you may be feeling frightened and confused. Fortunately, you do not have to fight for justice alone. The skilled attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan understand how harrowing a cancer misdiagnosis can be and are committed to helping you navigate this stressful experience. 

Our medical malpractice team is led by lawyers Benjamin R. Novotny, Kimberly K. Ridge, and Kyle A. Camilleri and is assisted by expert medical records reviewer Amy Nichols. Our medical malpractice team devotes their practice entirely to litigation and has helped their clients recover millions of dollars in damages. Attorneys Novotny and Ridge have been named Super Lawyers Rising Stars for several consecutive years and strive to provide their clients with top-notch legal services. Additionally, Lawyer Novotny was named Massachusetts Lawyer of the Year in 2018 for his outstanding work on medical malpractice cases.

To schedule a free consultation with a legal expert, give us a call at (617) 380-4014 or complete our contact form today. 

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