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Failure to Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer

New Jersey Failure to Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer Lawyer

Pancreatic cancer is a serious disease that rarely shows symptoms until its advanced stages. Thus, it is imperative that a doctor recognize and respond to the symptoms in an appropriate manner soon after they appear. Misdiagnosis or the failure to diagnose pancreatic cancer can lead to increased illness or death.
It is the responsibility of doctors and medical professionals to be on the alert for signs of cancer, and to prescribe the appropriate tests to detect cancer as well. While a diagnosis of cancer can be devastating for a patient, a failure to diagnose cancer is almost always more devastating. If cancer is not caught early on, the cancer is allowed to spread and the possibility of death is far greater.

Some symptoms to look for:

• Jaundice
• Dark urine
• Light-colored or greasy stools
• Itchy skin.
• Belly or Back Pain
• Weight loss and poor appetite
• Nausea and vomiting
• Gallbladder or liver enlargement
• Blood clots
• Fatty tissue abnormalities
• Diabetes

Pancreatic cancer is very dangerous. Time is of the essence when it comes to treating it. Misdiagnoses take months to correct which could be fatal. Pancreatic cancer has the highest patient death rate within the first year of diagnosis.

If you or someone you love was improperly diagnosed for pancreatic cancer, you may want to speak to a lawyer. An attorney can ensure that you get the answers you need and the compensation you deserve. Contact an attorney at the law office of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble for a free no obligation consultation. You can simply contact us online or call 1-908-928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.