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    Get Help from Our Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys

    Holding Doctors Accountable for Missed Cancer Diagnoses in Kansas

    You likely trust your doctor to accurately diagnose your illness when you are not feeling well. But sometimes doctors fail to diagnose cancer and other diseases, leaving patients at risk of worsening disease. Failing to diagnosis serious illnesses is one of the most common errors by healthcare providers that can lead to medical malpractice claims. If your doctor failed to diagnose your cancer, delayed your diagnosis, or diagnosed you with the wrong illness, Palmer Law Group may be able to help you get financial compensation. Our compassionate attorneys provide free and confidential consultations.

    Call us today at (785) 233-1836 to schedule a time to speak with an experienced Topeka failure to diagnose cancer attorney. We are conscientious lawyers who believe that doctors who fail to uphold their oath and cause patients harm should be held legally accountable.

    Why Choose Our Law Firm?

    Compassion. Experience. Results.

    Our law firm has spent over 40 years fighting for the rights of injury victims, including in malpractice cases. We have the depth of experience necessary to take on negligent medical providers and win. Our record of success includes over $100 million in settlements and awards for clients. Additionally, clients choose us because:

    • Our dedicated team of attorneys has more than 60 years of combined experience.
    • Palmer Law Group has been an established and respected legal firm in Topeka since 1979.
    • We are award-winning lawyers with a strong reputation for excellence and ethics among our legal peers.
    • While we fight hard for the interests of our clients, we are always respectful to opponents and understanding and compassionate to valued clients.
    • We offer free consultations so we can advise you about the strength of your case in a low-pressure environment. 

    You can see what previous clients have to say about our legal services and our attorneys on the firm’s testimonials page. If you are ready to speak with us about your cancer misdiagnosis case, call our medical malpractice firm at (785) 233-1836.

    How We Will Help You

    Medical malpractice cases are highly complex. There are complicated procedural steps that may be required once you file a claim. For example, a screening panel made up of medical experts will assess whether they believe your allegations of misdiagnosis have merit before your suit can go ahead. Our attorneys have successfully handled numerous malpractice cases and understand the legal procedures and complexities involved.

    When we accept your case, we will build the strongest failure to diagnose claim possible based on the evidence. We will guide you throughout the claims process, ensuring that your legal rights are upheld. We want to make the process as stress-free as possible for you so that you can focus on your health and treatment.

    Contact us to schedule a free and confidential consultation with an experienced and compassionate cancer misdiagnosis attorney who is not afraid to stand up for your rights and interests against the medical establishment.

    Proving Medical Malpractice

    Not all misdiagnoses by doctors lead to successful medical malpractice claims. Several things must be shown for a case to be viable, including the following:

    • The doctor owed you a duty of care because a doctor–patient relationship existed.
    • Your doctor did not live up to the accepted standard of medical care that another cancer doctor with similar experience and training would have provided in the same circumstances.
    • The failure to diagnose caused your cancer to worsen.
    • You suffered losses, or damages, because of the misdiagnosis.

    Your medical records will be key evidence in proving malpractice. The testimony of expert witnesses who are experienced oncologists familiar with the type of cancer you have and the steps required to diagnose the cancer will also be necessary. Proving medical malpractice is not easy, but when you have the help of an experienced Topeka cancer misdiagnosis attorney, it can increase your chances of a positive outcome.

    Damages in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

    Examples of damages you may be entitled to claim in a medical malpractice lawsuit include payment for the following:

    • Medical bills now and in the future
    • Lost income
    • Future economic losses
    • Pain and suffering
    • Worry, stress, and anxiety
    • Loss of enjoyment of life.

    Once we understand the details of your situation, our failure to diagnose cancer attorney will help you determine the damages you may be able to claim and the potential value of your case. Reach out for experienced legal advice today.

    Failure to Diagnose Cancer Attorney Answers FAQs

    Failure to diagnose cancer can be devastating to patients and often leads to many questions. Some of the common questions people have involve their legal options in such a case.

    How does a cancer misdiagnosis happen?

    A cancer misdiagnosis can happen, for example, when a medical facility is understaffed and a doctor is overworked and rushed. The doctor may not listen carefully to the patient to understand their symptoms, so they may not order necessary tests needed to diagnose the illness or they may misinterpret test results.

    Can anyone else besides the doctor be held liable?

    In some cases, more than one healthcare provider may be held liable. The practice that employs the doctor, lab technicians who perform tests and procedures, secondary doctors who may have been involved in the process, and other parties may also be liable depending on the circumstances of a medical malpractice case.

    Can I sue the doctor if my family member died because of a diagnosis error?

    You may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the doctor who failed to diagnose your family member’s cancer. Damages in wrongful death suits can include funeral and burial costs, medical expenses to treat the cancer, loss of your family member’s care, companionship, and support, and more.

    What is the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit?

    The statute of limitations is two years from the date you discovered “the fact of injury” or your doctor failed to diagnose your cancer and no more than four years after the failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis. For wrongful death, it is also two years from the date of the diagnosis error.

    For answers to questions about your individual situation, you can speak directly with one of our failure to diagnose cancer lawyers. We provide free consultations.

    Turn to a Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney to Learn Your Legal Options

    Palmer Law Group is Here for You During this Difficult Time

    Cancer is a serious illness that must be discovered quickly before it progresses to more advanced stages. If your doctor failed to diagnose your cancer, delayed diagnosis, or misdiagnosed it as another illness and you suffered harm, you have the right to hold them responsible. Our Topeka cancer misdiagnosis attorneys are here to fight for you. We want to get you the best possible financial outcome for your case and will spare no effort in trying to do so.

    Reach out to us today to schedule a free and confidential consultation with a compassionate and knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney at Palmer Law Group. Call us today at (785) 233-1836.

    Attorney LJ Leatherman

    LJ Leatherman passionately believes in fair and dedicated representation for individuals who have been affected by automobile negligence, electrical injuries, firearm litigation, wrongful death, and third-party claims against insurance companies and all other areas of personal injury litigation. [Read More]