Failure to Diagnose Bladder Cancer
Being diagnosed with bladder cancer can cause anxiety, pain and depression. The diagnosis will certainly take you time to digest what the doctor has told you and you need to prepare yourself in terms of what treatments are available. But if your bladder cancer has been missed or there was a failure to diagnose bladder cancer, you will have the added worry and stress that some of the treatments available to you before, may now not be an option.
About bladder cancer
Unfortunately Bladder cancer is a relatively common cancer in men and women. Bladder cancer is where a growth of abnormal tissue (tumor), develops in the lining of the bladder.
The symptoms of bladder cancer are:
– Frequent urination
– Blood in urine
– Pain in pelvic area
– The need to get up in the night to urinate
These symptoms can indicate many other infections and illnesses which is why there might be a failure to diagnose Bladder Cancer. However, this is not an excuse and certainly people who present with repeated urinary infection and haematuria and who are aged over 40 should be urgently referred to a Urologist. The Urologist should then arrange for an ultrasound scan and/or cystoscopy to be carried out.
We Can Help
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we are well versed on the particular circumstances unique to failure to diagnose Bladder Cancer. The important piece for you to remember is that you—as a patient or representative of a loved one—are entitled to a very specific standard of care by your physician and related medical personnel.
We urge you to consult with us as soon as you suspect you have been a victim of medical malpractice. We don’t expect you to come to us knowing all the answers—that’s our job. We are continually educating ourselves and keeping up to date with the most current legal changes and news so that we may better serve your needs. Our malpractice attorneys have the experience, expertise and breadth of knowledge to pursue failure to diagnose cancer cases of merit.
O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble is one of the most-established and best-known medical malpractice law firms in New Jersey. The initial consultation is free, confidential, and you are under no obligation. Contact us online or call at 1-908-928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817